Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 1020L: Online Organic Chemistry I Lab

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Organic Chemistry I, CHEM 1020L, is a one-semester upper-level undergraduate online course. The laboratories that accompany Online Organic Chemistry I are similar to those performed by students in an organic chemistry lab setting on any college or university campus, with one major exception. The experiments are performed online using Virtual ChemLab, Organic Synthesis and Qualitative Analysis, designed by Brian F. Woodfield and Merritt B. Andrus at Brigham Young University.

“Virtual ChemLab, Organic Synthesis and Qualitative Analysis is a collection of realistic simulations of organic synthesis and organic qualitative analysis. In these laboratories, students are put into a virtual environment where they are free to make the choices and decisions that they would confront in an actual instructional laboratory setting and, in turn, experience the resulting consequences.”

“The general features of the organic simulation include the ability to synthesize products; work-up reaction mixtures and perform extractions; use Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Infrared Spectroscopy, and Thin-Layer Chromatography as analytical tools; and purify products by distillation or recrystallization. The simulation allows for over 1,000,000 outcomes for synthesis experiments.”

The laboratories are at a level for introductory-level college organic chemistry lab I courses for pre-health science majors at challenging institutions. An emphasis is placed on understanding the concept of the laboratories and the scientific method since today’s healthcare professionals are expected to have a general understanding of how science and the scientific method contribute to their profession. The labs are a good fit for pre-medical, dental, PA, DPT, pharmacy and nutrition students.

If you need the corresponding Lecture

Organic Chemistry I is designed for the student to take the lecture and lab concurrently in order to earn four credits. For the full four credits, you must register for both CHEM1020 and CHEM1020L. For students who only need a specific portion of Organic Chemistry I, however, you have the option to take lecture only (CHEM1020 three credits) or lab only (CHEM1020L one credit).

Important: When selecting lecture and lab within FlexReg (enable Flash to register), please be sure that the section numbers match. In the event that there is no matching lab number, please select a different lecture, or contact an enrollment specialist.

Section numbers must match for lecture and lab

List of laboratory experiments for Organic Chemistry I

  • Alcohol Halogenation
  • Alkene Hydration
  • Alkene Halogenation
  • Stereoisomerism
  • Alkyl Halide Solvolysis
  • Fischer Esterification
  • Freidel-Crafts Alkylation Reaction
  • Aldol Condensation Reaction

What happens if a student messes up an experiment?

Messing up an experiment is part of the learning process and as such should be noted as such. Virtual ChemLabs experimental formats allow students to repeat experiments as necessary. Clarification regarding lab content is available from the course instructor while the student is conducting the lab as well as throughout the entire course for all course content.

Ordering your UNE-authorized whiteboard (optional) – Can be used during your proctored exams!

Dry-Erase Whiteboard with Marker and Eraser (Optional for Proctored Exams)

This course permits the use of a dry-erase whiteboard for scratch work during one or more of your proctored exams. No scratch paper is permitted. The whiteboard must be purchased from the seller below.

You must show your proctor that your whiteboard is clear at the beginning of your testing session, and you must erase your whiteboard in front of the proctor before disconnecting from your session. If you do not do this, your exam will not be credited.

Mandatory External Webcam for Proctored Exams

This webcam is required for proctored exams for any courses starting on or after September 4, 2019.

Webcam & Whiteboard Ordering Information

How are laboratories graded?

The lab grade for each laboratory assignment is based entirely on the post-lab quiz. All quizzes are submitted online for a grade. Courses starting on or after September 4, 2019 must have exams proctored via the UNE-approved external webcam.

Tuition and Fees

Lab only

Credits: 1
Tuition: $360
Total: $360

The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-service registration portal. To register, you will need to enable Flash in your browser first (here are step-by-step instructions). Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.

Courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Monday before the class starts. Online registration will remain open during holidays when the university is closed. See the UNE Academic Calendar for more details.

Assistance with registration

If you have any questions or need help with registering for your class, please call a student service advisor at:

(855) 325-0894

or view the online FlexReg course registration tutorial.

If you intend to use VA Benefits or Military Tuition Assistance, please do not use the self-registration portal. Please call (855) 325-0894 to be directed to the appropriate office for assistance.



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