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Organic Chemistry Laboratory CH 233/234

Fall Semester

Experiment 1: Recrystallization

Fig. Expt. 1

Experiment 2: Melting Points and the Identification of an Unknown and Cholesterol from Human Gallstones

Fig Expt. 2

Assignment 1

Molecular Modeling

Experiment 3: Extraction: Separation of an Acidic, a Basic and a Neutral Substance

Fig. Expt. 3

Assignment 2

Experiment 4: Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)

Figs. 1, Expt. 4

Figs. 2, Expt. 4

Assignment 3

Experiment 5: Column Chromatography

Fig. Expt. 5

Assignment 4

Experiment 6: Distillation

Experiment 7: Steam Distillation

Fig. Expt 7

Experiment 8: Chlorination of 1-Chlorobutane

Fig. Expt. 8

Experiment 9: Dehydration of Methylcyclohexanols

Assignment 5

Experiment 10: Projects for Organic Laboratory

Assignment 6/7

Spring Semester

Experiment 11: Bromination of Stilbene

Assignment 1

Experiment 12: Grignard Synthesis of Triphenylmethanol

Fig. Expt. 12

Assignment 2

Experiment 13: The Diels-Alder Reaction of a Conjugated Diene in Eucalyptus Oil

Fig. 1, Expt. 13

Fig. 2, Expt. 13

Assignment 3

Experiment 14: The Friedel-Crafts Acylation of Ferrocene

Experiment 15: Reduction and Oxidation of Organic Compounds

Fig. 1, Expt. 15

Fig. 2, Expt. 15

Assignment 4

Experiment 16: Polymers

Experiment 17: Identification of an Unknown Aldehyde and an Unknown Ketone

Assignment 5

Experiment 18: Esters

Assignment 6

Experiment 19: Combinatorial Synthesis of Azo Dyes

Experiment 20: Green Chemistry: A Solvent-Free Aldol Condensation

Bonus Experiment: Luminol: Synthesis of a Chemiluminescent Substance

Organic Qualitative Analysis

Pre-lab Assignment

Data Sheet

Assignment 7/8

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