CHEM 272L: Organic Chemistry I Lab

Credits 2 Lab Hours 5

Laboratory principles of Organic Chemistry I, the first semester course in organic chemistry intended for science majors. Topics to be covered include structure, properties, nomenclature, reactions, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and spectroscopy of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols and their applications to biology.


A grade of ā€œCā€ or better or registration in CHEM 272 or consent of instructor.

Course Outcomes
  • Perform and develop skills in organic chemistry laboratory methods and techniques used in separation and purification.
  • Determine the chemical identity of some organic chemicals through their properties.
  • Keep complete and accurate records, manipulate data for mathematical calculations, including reactant recovery and percent yield.
  • Apply laboratory safety and safety disposal of waste procedures that can be used in all future laboratory experiences.
  • Gain experience in conducting synthesis and functional group conversion.
  • Interpret experimental data and formulate conclusions as evidenced in laboratory reports.