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Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 213 Laboratory in Organic Chemistry (2) Basic laboratory operations; synthesis and chemical or instrumental analysis. Because of duplication of subject matter, students may not receive credit for both CHEM 203 and CHEM 213.

CHEM 213 Laboratory Organic Chemistry (1-2)

A strong foundation in organic laboratory skills is provided by this laboratory course. Laboratory work includes learning the basic techniques and recrystallization/melting point determination, distillation, liquid/liquid extraction, thin layer, chromatography and column chromatography. Mastery of these basic techniques lays the foundation for carrying out a number of organic syntheses or natural product isolations. Students are often provided with hands-on access to instrumentation for the characterization of synthetic products or organic unknowns using standard analysis methods such as IR, NMR, UV/V is spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, polarimetry, HPLC, GC and GC-MS. Chemistry 210 is a prerequisite and CHEM 212 may be* a co-requisite for this course, because they provide the theoretical background for the reaction chemistry as well as the spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules.

*Note: The number of credits and meeting times vary from location to location. Some locations offer CHEM 213 as two one-credit courses to be taken in sequential semesters, whereas other locations offer CHEM 213 as a single-semester two-credit course. Normally, the latter format involves two 3-hour labs per week in addition to extensive written work outside of the laboratory. The prerequisite / concurrent requirement for CHEM 212 does not apply when CHEM 213 is taken as a 1 credit course.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 210 . Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 212

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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