week 1

Aug 25th: Lab 01 - Structure in Organic Compounds: Use of Molecular Models I (21)
In this lab you will use a molecular models kit and a protractor to construct models of various organic compounds. This will help you visualize the geometry of carbon compounds.

week 2

Sept 1st: Lab Check-In and Lab 02 - Classification and Identification of Hydrocarbons (24)
You will learn simple chemical tests that allow you to distinguish between aliphatic (both chain and cyclic) and aromatic hydrocarbons and between saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons. You will examine physical properties such as solubility and density, and chemical properties using combustion, the bromine test, the potassium permanganate test and the sulfuric acid test.

week 4

Sept 15th: Lab 03 - Classification and Identification of Alcohols and Phenols (25)
Alcohols are classified as either primary, secondary or tertiary on the basis of their structure. You will learn simple chemical tests to determine the classification of an alcohol.

week 5

Sept 22nd: Lab 04 - Stereochemistry: Use of Molecular Models II (22)
This is another laboratory that used the molecular models kit but the emphasis will be on examination of constitutional isomers and stereoisomers.

week 6

Sept 29th: Lab 05 - pH and Buffer Solutions (18)
In this laboratory we will create a buffer and test its resistance to changes in pH

week 7

Oct 6th: Lab 06 - Properties of Amines and Amides (28)
Amines and amides both contain nitrogen. Amines are derivatives of ammonia and amides contain a carbonyl group. In this lab you will explore the chemical properties of these types of organic compounds.

week 8

Oct 13th: Lab 07 - Classification and Identification of Aldehydes and Keytones (26)
You will learn simple chemical tests to distinguish aldehydes from ketones.

week 10

Oct 25th: Lab 08 - Preparation and Properties of a Soap (34)
You will make soap from vegetable oil and test its properties.

week 11

Nov 3rd: Lab 09 - Carbohydrates (32)
Carbohydrates yield polyhydroxy aldehydes or ketones upon hydrolysis. They can be classified as monosaccharide, disaccharide, or polysaccharide. In this laboratory you will use chemical tests to identify and classify carbohydrates.

week 12

Nov 10th: Lab 10 - Isolation of Casein from Milk (40)
Casein is the most important protein in milk. It is separated from milk to make cheese. In this laboatory you are going to isolate casein from milk and identify it as a protein using chemical tests.

week 13

Nov 17th: Lab 11 - Isolation of Caffeine from Tea Leaves (31)
Many organic compounds are obtained from natural sources through extraction. In this experiment you will extract and purify caffeine.

week 15

Dec 6th: Laboratory Check Out