CHEM 51LA Organic Chemistry Laboratory Lecture (2017-2018)

CHEM 51LA Organic Chemistry Laboratory Lecture

(Required for BMEP, ChE and EnE.)
Catalog Data:

CHEM 51LA Organic Chemistry Laboratory Lecture (Credit Units: 2) Modern techniques of organic chemistry, using selected experiments to illustrate topics introduced in Chemistry 51A-B-C. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in the corresponding segment of Chemistry 51. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0716739210.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1429219563.

Recommended Textbook:
  • The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
  • The Merck Index
  • The dictionary of Organic Compounds
  • Lange’s Handbook of Chemistry
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Recrystallization of Salicylic Acid and Bromocentanillide
  • Identification of the wide solid
  • Extraction, Drying Agents, and Sublimation
  • Thin Layer Chromatography
  • Separation of Organic Mixtures
  • Boiling Points and Distillation
  • Sterochemistry
  • Bromination Reaction of Alkenes
  • Isolation of Essential Oils from plants
Class Schedule:

Meets for 1 hour of lecture and 4 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component

Contributes toward Mathematics and Basic Science.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Experiments: 60%
  • Quizzes: 20%
  • Final: 20%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 2.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
March 1, 1979
Approved Effective:
1979 Fall Qtr