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CHEM 361



September 18 - 22, 2017

Check-In and IR Spectroscopy

September 25 - 29, 2017

Processing NMR Workshop

 October 2 - 6, 2017

Vacuum Distillation of a 2-Component Mixture

October 9 -13, 2017

Thanksgiving - NO Lab Classes

October 16 - 20, 2017

Column Chromatography of a 2-Component Mixture

 October 23 - 27, 2017  

 Extraction of an Unknown Mixture

October 30 - November 3, 2017  

 Quinoline Synthesis - Part 1

 November 6 - 10, 2017

 Quinoline Synthesis - Part 2

 November 13 - 17, 2017


 November 20 - 24, 2017 

 Acetylation of a Monosaccharide

November 27 - December 1, 2017

Practical Lab Exam  and Check-Out

 TBA (Check e-Class)

Written Final Exam

(starting September 18, 2017 until the final lecture exam)

Mon     10:00 - 11:00    Kyle McIntosh
Mon12:00 - 13:00Randy Sanichar
Tue11:00 - 12:00Vitor Cunha
Tue18:30 - 19:30Bo-Shun Huang
Wed11:30 - 12:30Yury Karpov
Wed13:00 - 14:00Andreas Dorian
Wed18:30 -19:30Marius Constantin
Thu11:30 - 12:30Rory McDonald
Fri9:00 - 10:00Raphael Dada
Fri11:00 - 12:00James Donnelly

Help Session Room = Chem W1-41

Lab Locations
  • The advanced level Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratories are located in the CCIS Building (L1-023 and L1-024)

Course Coordinators
  • Questions or concerns regarding the laboratory components of the course should be directed to Dr. Hayley Wan (orglabdr@ualberta.ca)
  • Questions or concerns regarding the lecture components of the course should be directed to Dr. Tina Grant (tngrant@ualberta.ca)

General Information
  • Students must obtain a mark of 60% in the laboratory component to pass the organic chemistry course.
  • The overall value of the laboratory component is 35%.
  • Students are expected to attend ALL laboratory periods. Attendance will be taken every laboratory class.
  • Laboratory classes begin promptly at 2:00 pm and finish at 6:00 pm. 
  • Absences from the laboratory class must be substantiated by presenting suitable documentation to Dr. H. Wan or Mr. C. Part within one week of the missed lab. Excused absences for up to TWO laboratory classes will be allowed. The weighting of these missed experiments will be transferred to the final lab exam.

Lab Reports
  • Lab reports are due seven days following the lab class in which the experiment was performed (by 2:00 pm). 
  • Lab reports handed in after the 7-day deadline will have 5 marks deducted per day (up to 3 days).
  • Lab reports will not be accepted later than 3 days after the deadline. In case of extenuating circumstances (such as documented illness, please see Dr. H. Wan with your supporting documentation.

Check-In and Check-Out
  • During Check-In, ensure ALL equipment is accounted for and in good condition. You are responsible for all the glassware and equipment for the entire semester.
  • If items are missing, cracked or broken, notify your TA. 
  • Once you are satisfied that you have a complete set of equipment, you must sign the 'Glassware Sheet' before starting any experimental work.
  • During Check-Out at the end of the semester, ensure ALL equipment is cleaned and returned to the drawers. Then clean your bench and sink area and complete the assigned communal cleaning duties from your TA.

Laboratory Rules and Safety Please Read The Information In This Link Carefully