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Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CHEM 1021L: Online Organic Chemistry II Lab

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The lab­o­ra­to­ries that accom­pa­ny Online Organ­ic Chem­istry II are sim­i­lar to those per­formed by stu­dents in an Organ­ic Chem­istry II 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 v.2.5, 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 appro­pri­ate for col­lege-lev­el Organ­ic Chem­istry II 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.

An intro­duc­tion to each lab­o­ra­to­ry is pro­vid­ed, relat­ing the lab con­tent to the cor­re­spond­ing course lec­ture and empha­siz­ing the rel­e­vance to the Health Sci­ences. The labs are a good fit for pre-med­ical, den­tal, PA, DPT, phar­ma­cy and nutri­tion stu­dents.

If you need the corresponding Lecture

Organ­ic Chem­istry II is designed for the stu­dent to take the lec­ture (CHEM1021) and lab (CHEM1021L) con­cur­rent­ly in order to earn four cred­its. For the full four cred­its, you must reg­is­ter for both CHEM1021 and CHEM1021L. For stu­dents who only need a spe­cif­ic por­tion of Organ­ic Chem­istry II, how­ev­er, you have the option to take lec­ture only (CHEM1021 three cred­its) or lab only (CHEM1021L one cred­it).

Impor­tant: When select­ing lec­ture and lab with­in FlexReg, 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

A list of lab experiments for Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • Solv­ing Spec­tra Prob­lems
  • Reduc­tion of Mono­sac­cha­rides
  • Ester­i­fi­ca­tion of Fat­ty Acids
  • For­ma­tion of Pep­tide Bond
  • Ester Hydrol­y­sis
  • Iso­la­tion of DNA
  • Alco­hol Fer­men­ta­tion
  • Oxi­da­tion of Sec­ondary Alco­hol
  • Fat­ty Acid Hydra­tion

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.

How are laboratories graded?

Most labs have a cor­re­spond­ing 10-ques­tion quiz; one lab quiz has 50 ques­tions.  In addi­tion, there is a lab­o­ra­to­ry final exam at the cul­mi­na­tion of the course. All quizzes and the final exam are com­plet­ed online.

Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-ser­vice reg­is­tra­tion por­tal. 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. 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 an Enroll­ment Coun­selor at 1–855-325‑0894, email, 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 1–855-325‑0894 to be direct­ed to the appro­pri­ate office for assis­tance.

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