PART 1 Introduction to the Organic Laboratory ESSAY The Role of the
Laboratory 1. Safety in the Laboratory.- 2. Green Chemistry.- 3.
Laboratory Notebooks and Prelaboratory Information.- PART 2
Carrying Out Chemical Reactions ESSAY Learning to Do Organic
Chemistry 4. Laboratory Glassware .- 5. Measurements and
Transferring Reagents .- 6. Heating and Cooling Methods .- 7.
Setting Up Organic Reactions .- 8. Computational Chemistry.-
PART 3 Basic Methods for Separation, Purification, and Analysis
ESSAY Intermolecular Forces in Organic Chemistry 9.
Filtration.- 10. Extraction .- 11. Drying Organic Liquids and
Recovering Reaction Products.- 12. Boiling Points and
Distillation.- 13. Refractometry.- 14. Melting Points and Melting
Ranges.- 15. Recrystallization.- 16. Sublimation.- 17. Optical
Activity and Enantiomeric Analysis.- PART 4 Chromatography ESSAY
Modern Chromatographic Separations 18. Thin-Layer
Chromatography.- 19. Liquid Chromatography.- 20. Gas
Chromatography.- PART 5 Spectrometric Characterization Methods
ESSAY The Spectrometric Revolution 21. Infrared Spectroscopy.-
22. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.- 23. 13C and
Two-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy.- 24. Mass Spectrometry.- 25.
Ultraviolet and Visible Spectroscopy.- 26 . Integrated Spectrometry
Problems.- PART 6 Designing and Carrying out Organic
Experiments.- Essay Inquiry-Driven Lab Experiments 27.
Designing Chemical Reactions.- 28. Using the Literature of Organic
Jerry Mohrig spent his entire professional career as a college
teacher. He retired in 2003 from Carleton College as Stark
Professor in the Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry,
Emeritus. Actively involved in science education reform for many
years, Jerry was a founding member of the Council on Undergraduate
Research (CUR) and of Project Kaleidoscope.
Gretchen Hofmeister earned her Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990, after receiving a B.A. in chemistry from Carleton College. She was an NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Professor Richard R. Schrock at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before becoming a member of the faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College, earning tenure in 2002.
Christina Hammond, retired, was Lecturer and Coordinator of Laboratory Instruction in the Chemistry Department at Vassar College from 1981 to 2006. Hammond received a B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany, and came to Vassar in 1961 as a master's degree student in chemistry and a graduate teaching assistant.