Chem lab syllabus

Chem lab syllabus - TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT...

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TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY CHEM 2011: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory Fall 2011 Instructor: Dr. AL-Masum Office: Boswell Room 220 and 208G Phone: x 5339 E-mail: malmasum@tnstate.edu Office Hours: M 8:00-9:00, 11:00-1:30, W 8:00-9:00, 11:00-1:30, F 8:00-9:00, 11:00-12:00, 2:00-3:00 Textbook: “Macroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments”, 5 th edition, Kenneth L. Williamson; Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006 [ISBN: 0-618-33384-3] Prerequisite: Second Term General Chemistry – Lecture and Lab Objective: This course is designed or chemistry majors, pre-professionals, biology and other scientific areas. Its aims are to expose students to some of the important experimental techniques, equipment and reactions in organic chemistry, and to illustrate the chemical reactions and properties of molecules discussed in lecture. Course Description : This course exposes students to some of the important experimental techniques, equipment and reactions in organic chemistry. In addition, the course illustrates the chemical reactions and properties of molecules discussed in lecture. Students will have hands-on experiences with purification methods such as: crystallization, distillation, extraction, TLC, column chromatography etc. The course also involves organic synthesis, purification and identification using melting points and spectroscopic techniques. Course Competencies: Upon completion of this course, the student should have obtained the following competencies: A thorough understanding of the common isolation and purification techniques used in organic chemistry A working knowledge of the important spectroscopic techniques used for characterization and identification of organic molecules A working knowledge of the equipment and techniques used in performing simple organic synthesis Analyze mixture of compounds by TLC Set up and perform simple and fractional distillation and learn the efficiency of both techniques A thorough understanding of the scientific writing process GRADING: Notebook grade = 50% of total grade Formal report (1) = 20% of total grade Workstation Organization/Tidiness and Teamwork = 10% of total grade Final Exam = 20% of total grade LABORATORY REPORTS AND DUE DATES : LATE LABORATORY REPORT: Any laboratory report not turned in on or before the due date will be assessed a 10-point penalty per day. Reports will not be accepted after two late days.
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OUTLINES: A detail outline of the experimental procedure for each experiment must be completed before coming to class. The outline will help you complete the lab faster and also help you better understand the experiment. ATTENDANCE AND EXPECTATIONS: Students are expected to attend every laboratory session in its entirety. Students are also expected to read and study the various reading assignments and experimental procedures prior to
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course CHEM 300 taught by Professor Mccullum during the Fall '11 term at TN State.

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Chem lab syllabus - TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT...

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