Organic Chemistry Laboratories
Dr. Laurie Starkey, Cal Poly Pomona

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(how many lab techniques can you name in this video?)

Organic Chemistry II Lab CHM 3150L

CHM 3150L (Fall 2022) Syllabus | Schedule


Week 1
Intro/NMR Review

Spectroscopy Handouts for 1st Day
NMR Practice Problems

Week 2
Mass Spectrometry handout

Predicting NMR practice
Notebook, Safety

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15
Check out and final

Lab Notebook information

Spectroscopy Materials

Lab Techniques

TLC simulator screenshot

TLC simulator (video)

TLC (Thin-Layer Chromatography)


interactive animation (and worksheet)
animation walk-through video

extraction simulator screenshot

Extraction animation (video)

Column Chromatography:

Fractional Distillation apparatus: interactive picture and handout

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Mass Spec calculator ChemCalc (determines possible formulas, given a molecular or fragment mass)
"ChemCalc: a building block for tomorrow’s chemical infrastructure." Patiny, Luc; Borel, Alain
Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 201. DOI:

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Last updated December 2022