Welcome to the University of Alberta Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Website!

On this website, you will find an array of useful information to help you make the most of your time in the laboratory classes. The laboratory experiments are designed to help you develop the necessary basic organic chemistry laboratory skills as well as provide an introduction to useful organic spectroscopic techniques. The information and videos on this website, in conjunction with laboratory lectures and help sessions, are intended to assist you in the learning of experimental organic chemistry.

  • Lab manuals (CHEM 263, 361, 363), lab coats and safety glasses can be purchased from the Organic Chemistry Store Room (W1-32).
  • Note: CHEM 261 lab manuals are now purchased through the Top Hat educational software company. All enrolled students will receive an email from Top Hat at the beginning of the semester providing access instructions to the manual. If you have not received the email within a week of the start of labs, please contact Dr. Wan (orglabdr@ualberta.ca).

  • September 17, 2018 - Fall Semester Lab Classes Start
  • October 8 - 12, 2018 - Thanksgiving Week (No Lab Classes)
  • November 12 - 16, 2018 - Fall Reading Week (No Lab Classes)

  • January 21, 2019 - Winter Semester Lab Classes Start
  • February 18 - 22, 2019 - Winter Reading Week (No Lab Classes)

  • May 7, 2019 - Spring CHEM 261 Lab Classes Start
  • May 20, 2019 - Victoria Day (No Lab Classes)
  • May 28, 2019 - Spring CHEM 263 Lab Classes Start

  • Pre-Labs are REQUIRED for most labs. If you do not complete the required pre-lab prior to the lab class, you will not be allowed to carry out the experiment and you will receive a score of ZERO for the lab!

  • Final Lab Grades will be posted on e-Class.