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Organic I Lab Syllabus v. 2

Organic I Lab Syllabus v. 2 - NEW YORK UNIVERSITY...

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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Department of Chemistry Fall 2011 Syllabus v.1 (22 August 2011) CHEM-UA 225/227 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I Instructors: Bart Kahr Office: Silver 1001E (Director of Undergraduate Studies office) Office hours: TBA Stockroom clerks: Patrick Corr and Manuel (Noel) Mendoza Required Textbook: Experimental Organic Chemistry: A Miniscale and Microscale Approach, 5 th Edition, John C. Gilbert, Stephen F. Martin, Cengage Learning, 2011, ISBN 1439049149 (referred to hereafter as G&M) Required Notebook: Student Lab Notebook, Organic Chemistry, 100 Carbonless Duplicate Sets , Hayden McNeil, ISBN 978-1-930882-46-1 A. Course Description Greetings. This course is intended to introduce you to the major concepts in organic chemistry through laboratory experiments, to prepare you for the upper level chemistry courses, the requirements for medical schools, and perhaps independent research. First and foremost, affecting transformations of matter in the organic laboratory is fun, and for some, it will be a taste of what may become a lifelong occupation/fascination. However, for a large laboratory course to run effectively, standards of conduct and rules are required. This syllabus is intended to state those rule explicitly so that there are no misunderstandings, and so that there is fairness that arises from uniformity among instructors and laboratory sections. After reading this syllabus, you may come away with the impression that organic laboratory is more prison than playground for self-discovery. That is not the attitude we would like to establish from the start. Read the rules. Heed them. It makes life simpler for everyone. But, most of all, enjoy and Good Luck! B. Contacts and Interactions Your primary contact is the adjunct or clinical faculty member assigned to your lab section. All inquiries regarding grading, policies, absences, and any other issue should begin there. If you need assistance beyond your assigned instructor, you may see Professor Bart Kahr during his office hours on Silver 10 th floor. Professor Kahr will not read or answer email inquiries. General questions on laboratory rules and procedures as well as questions on experimental details of specific labs must be posted on the discussion board on Blackboard (‘Communication’ tab followed by clicking ‘discussion board’). Such
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postings will be answered within a 24-hour period and will be visible to all students. Such questions will not be entertained by e-mail. You are required to monitor announcements on the top page of the Blackboard site as well as the discussion board. Office hours during which instructors are available in person or electronically will be posted under “Staff” on Blackboard. You may approach any instructor during their posted office hours. Meetings with adjuncts/faculty as well as answering of e-mails and posting answers to blackboard are limited to the working week (M-F).
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