Using a microscale approach, basic laboratory techniques and principles (including filtration, extraction, crystallization, distillation, chromatography, fractional distillation, and polarimetry) are introduced via the synthesis, isolation, and analysis of organic compounds. Laboratory safety techniques and principles are discussed along with chemical hazards. Data collection and interpretation, keeping a lab notebook, and writing formal lab reports are also stressed. Six-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: CHM 15505. To be taken concurrently with CHM 26303.
Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.