General Information - Fall 2014

  • Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab is a one semester lab based on the concepts presented in CHEM A104.
  • The prerequisites for this course are CHEM 103 with a minimum grade of C and CHEM 103L with a minimum grade of C and (CHEM 104 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment).
  • Female students who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant during the semester in which they will be taking this laboratory course will need to consult their physician first.  Many of the chemicals used in this course are known teratogens!
  • All CHEM A104 labs are held in CPSB 311.  You must attend the first day of labs and you must attend with your lab manual, goggles, and lab coat.  If you miss the first day of labs, you may forfeit your space in lab. The lab manual, safety goggles, and lab coat are available through the campus bookstore.  Labs start on August 25th, 2014.  
  • Students shall be dressed appropriately for lab or entry into lab shall be denied. Review section 3d in the Chemistry Department's Teaching Laboratory Safety Agreement and Procedures for a complete overview of our dress code.
  • The Add/Drop deadline with 100% refund this semester is September 5th, 5 p.m.
  • The Credit-to-Audit deadline is September 5th, 5 p.m.
  • The Withdrawal deadline this semester is November 14th.
 
 

Course Presentations

Presentations have not been updated for the fall.

 File    Topic 
 Safety  -  Safety Orientation
 Equip.  -  Glassware and Equipment
 Lab 1  -  Identification of Alcohols and Phenols
 Lab 3  -  Preparation of Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)
 Lab 6  -  Carbohydrates
 Lab 7  -  Isolation of Caffeine from Tea Leaves
 Lab 8  -  Preparation and Properties of a Soap
 Lab 9  -  Acid-Base Properties of Amino Acids
 Lab 10  -  Quantitative Analysis of Vitamin C Contained in Foods
 
 

Additional Files for Students

Please refer to your Blackboard course shell for a copy of your course syllabus.

Please refer to your Blackboard course shell for a copy of your course schedule.

Stereochemistry Definitions