CHEM H52LA Honors Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2015-2016)

CHEM H52LA Honors Organic Chemistry Laboratory

(Required for BMEP and ChE.)
Catalog Data:

CHEM H52LA Honors Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Credit Units: 3) Fundamental techniques of modern experimental organic chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 51A. Prerequisite: CHEM 1C or CHEM H2C or CHEM M3C and CHEM M3LC or CHEM H2LC or CHEM 1LD. Enrollment authorization by instructor or department. Only one course from CHEM M52LA, CHEM 51LB, and CHEM 52LA. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1429219563.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0005470329.

Recommended Textbook:

Required: Carbon-Copy Style Laboratory Notebook, Safety Goggles, lab coat or apron

Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Determination of Melting Points and Crystallization
  • Think Layer Chromatography and Identification of an Unknown
  • A Colorful Extraction: Use of Acid and Base Properties to Separate Organic Compounds
  • Simple Distillation and Fractional Distillation; Gas Chromatography
  • Isolation of Natural Products: Limonene, and Cartenoid Pigments
  • Carbocation Intermediates: Rearrangement, Isomerization, and Reactivity
  • Separating the Two Flavor Components of Bubble Gum Flavoring Using Chromatography
  • Resolution of a Racemate
Class Schedule:

Meets for 1 hour of lecture, 1 hour of discussion and 5 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:
  • Quizzes and Exams: 30%
  • Lab Results: 42%
  • Lab Reports: 28%
  • 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

August 6, 2014
Senate Approved:
February 20, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr