Organic Chemistry I
Laboratory Course Description
The organic chemistry laboratory is designed to expose students to
methods and techniques used by organic and medicinal chemists to
purify and identify organic compounds. Some of the experiments in
the organic lab
help to reinforce concepts, ideas and reactions that are discussed in
lecture portion of the course and some of the lab exercises are lessons
in techniques or protocols that are not discussed in lecture. The
laboratory provides students with the opportunity to experience
procedures and assays that are typically used to obtain information
organic compounds. Ultimately, the student should develop an
for the intense and meticulous efforts that are necessary for
purifying and accurately identifying organic compounds and drug
Lab material will be covered on hourly exams.
Each week, students will be required to complete three distinct parts of a laboratory experiment: 1) a pre-lab assignment, 2) the experimental procedure, and 3) post-lab assignments. There will be weekly quizzes and laboratory technique will be regularly assessed by instructors.