|Experiment 1:||Melting point determinations. Single and mixed melting point procedures are used to determine purity and identity of an unknown organic compound.|
|Experiment 2:||Recrystallization of acetanilide. Learn the steps of recrystallization and assess the purity of your crystals.|
|Experiment 3:||Simple and fractional distillations. Learn how to setup a distillation apparatus and use it to purify a liquid mixture.|
|Experiment 4:||Refractive index. The operation of a Abbe refractometer and its use in the assessment of a fractional distillation by use of mole fractions.
For an online demonstration of the use of a refractometer, please go to University of Puget Sound's Chemistry Lab Techniques (by Dr. John Hanson).
|Experiment 5:||For tutorial help, consult Organic Acid/Base Separations. Use of acid/base chemistry to perform an extraction on a mixture of organic acid, organic base and neurtal hydrocarbon. Operation and use of a separatory funnel.|
|Experiment 6:||Qualitative organic chemistry for functional groups. Alkanes, alkenes and alkynes. Plus an Infrared Spectroscopy Tutorial. For interactive tutorial help, consult Infrared Spectroscopy.|
|Experiment 7:||Extraction of naturally occurring and optically active compound, usnic acid, from lichen and use of a polarimeter.|
|Experiment 8:||Acid-catalyzed dehydration of cyclohexanol to cyclohexene.|
|NEW Optional Experiment 8:||Acid-catalyzed dehydration of 4-methyl-2 pentanol to methylpentenes. Includes the Remote Lab operation of an online Gas Chromatograph (You must use Internet Explorer Browser to do the remotelab).|
|Experiment 9:||Nitration of acetanilide to p-nitroacetanilide.|
Updated December 11 2014 by Student & Academic Services