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Syllabus Chem 365-2024                   Required Text and Materials        
2024 Complete Lab Manual (except for Research Module)
Standard Synthesis Lab Report Format
H-NMR Interpretation (Condensed)       H-NMR Interpretation (Longer)       NMR User's Manual
C13-NMR Interpretation (Condensed)        NMR Physics and C13-NMR (Longer)       GC/MS User's Manual

Chem 365 Lab Schedule Spring 2024
Lab times (Langseth 307): Thursday 9:00 pm AAA 

Date Experiment Lab Manual for 2024 (Complete) (except research mod)
PreLab Lectures (Streaming)  
Jan 11 Cyalume: Chemiluminescence 1. Cyalume Experiment    
2. Syllabus

3. Standard lab report format
Syllabus and Introduction (9 min)
(2024 version)
Cyalume Prelab Lecture (26 min)
Jan 18 Grignard Reactions, Part 1 Grignard Reactions Grignard Prelab Week 1  
Jan 25 Grignard Reactions, Part II 1. Grignard Reactions
2. GC-MS User's Sheet
Grignard Prelab Week 2  
Feb 1 Friedel Crafts Alkylation. Friedel Crafts Reaction Friedel Crafts Prelab  
Feb 8 Alcohol to Ester; Catalysis; Distillation; NMR 1. Alcohol Esterification Expt
2. H-NMR Interpretation (Summary)
3. H-NMR Interpretation (Detailed)
4. NMR User's Sheet
Alcohol Esterification Prelab
How to Run the NMR
      NMR Movie: Format for reporting and interpreting H and C NMR  
    NMR Movie: How to find spectra for printing and processing  
Feb 15 Aspirin Synthesis/Alcohol Unknown (NMR) Aspirin, Alcohol NMR Expt 1. Aspirin, Alcohol Prelab
2. NMR: Standard Summary for H or C NMR
3. NMR: Finding spectra for printing and processing
Feb 22 Sodium Borohydride Reduction of Ketone

Sodium Borohydride Expt
Cyclohexane Chair Review and Video

Borohydride Reaction Prelab  
Feb 29 Aldehydes and Ketones Unknown/Derivative Carbonyl Unknowns Experiment Carbonyl Unknowns Prelab  
Mar 7 Dibenzalacetone by Aldol Condensation Aldol Reaction Experiment Aldol Prelab Video (24 min)  
Mar 14 Spring Break      
Mar 21 Wittig Reaction Wittig Reaction Reaction Wittig Reaction Prelab (23 min)  
Mar 28 Makeup Lab. For Making up previously-cancelled lab days or labs missed by individuals.    

Apr 4

Multistep Synthesis Research Module Week One

2024 READY
Research Module 2024 (full)

Week One Procedure

Full Video, 52 min ...
-intro part
(16 min)
-part 1 procedure (12 min)
-Starting Scheme 2 procedure, including notes on Scheme 1 research report expectations (13 min)
-NMR part (10 min)

Apr 11 Multistep Synthesis Research Module Week Two

2024 READY
Research Module 2024 (full)

Week Two Procedure

Week 2 procedure video -29 min
1. Review and Overview, 1-5min
2. Discussion of copper-catalyzed reaction mechanism, 5-9 min
3. Procedure, 9-29 min
Lab Report + NMR video - 25 min
4. Lab Report, 0-12 min
5. NMR:12-25 min

Apr 18 Amine Unknowns

Amines Unknown Experiment

Amines Prelab

Apr 25 Carboxylic Acid Unknown and Titration. Cleanup, Checkout Acid Unknowns Experiment

Acid Prelab Video (24 min)
      Full Video, 48 min ...
-intro part
-procedure part (26min)
-NMR part (20 min)
-Starting Scheme 2 part