CH318L Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

for SP 2009

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CH 318 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II


SP 2009 HO


Howell, Donna Kae


Assistant Professor of Chemistry


PhD Louisiana State University

Office Location

SC 306

Office Hours

MTWRF 10-11, M 2-4, F 2-3

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

January 12 - May 8, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

2:25 - 6:15 PM


Successful completion of CH317 and CH317L

Credit Hours


Making the Connections:  A How To Guide for Organic Chemistry Lab Techniques.  Anne B. Padias, Hayden McNeil Publishing Company.

Additional Resources:

Goggles (available from CHEM club for $10)
Laboratory Notebook (available from CHEM club for $10)

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Course Description:
CH318L Organic Chemistry Laboratory II: Application of techniques learned in CH317L to carry out synthesis. Modification or introduction of functional groupsin a given substrate. Corequisite: CH318. 0:4:1

Educational Philosophy:

I believe in supporting student learning while maintaining high expectations for student achievement.  I will, to the best of my ability, facilitate an environment conducive to learning. 
I have an open door policy to students.  Please feel free to come in and ask questions, or just stop by for a chat.  This is especially important if you start feeling overwhelmed or lost.  I can't help if I don't know there is a problem.

Class Assessment:
Lab reports and final examination.


Lab Reports will constitute 85% of the grade
Final Exam will be 15% of the grade.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work will not be accepted.  Only SERIOUS exceptions will be considered (i.e. death in family, illness requiring a doctor's visit, etc.)

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Safety First!  Anyone not following the safety guidelines will be asked to leave without points.
Respect for each other and the instructor will be expected at all times. 
Cell phones should be turned off or put to silent mode prior to entering the classroom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Date Experiment
January 13    Introduction and Lab Safety
January 20    Saponification
January 27    Diels Alder Reaction
February 3 Hydrolysis of an Anhydride
February 10 Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions
February 17 Dehydration of an Alcohol
February 24 Benzopinacol I
March 3 Benzopinacol II
March 17 Friedel-Crafts Acylation of Ferrocene
March 24 Synthesis of Nylon
March 31    Aldol Condensation
April 7 Qualitative Organic Analysis I
April 14 Qualitative Organic Analysis II
April 21 Review and Check out
April 28 Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Even though you will be working in pairs in the lab, all portions of the lab report must be your own work.  

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

One lab will be prorated per semester.  This should be reserved for SERIOUS EMERGENCIES only!

Disability Guidelines:
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