Organic Chemistry Laboratories
Dr. Laurie Starkey, Cal Poly Pomona

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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
NMR Practice Answer Key
Notebook, Safety

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7 Lidocaine Synthesis (Part B)

Week 8 Lidocaine Synthesis (Part C)

  • Explore "Extract 3x with Ether"
    animation, and complete worksheet.
  • Watch acid-base extraction tutorial.

    Lidocaine NMR data Fall 2022

    Week 9

    Week 10

    Week 11

    Aldol procedure

    Week 12

    Acylation of Ferrocene Procedure

    Week 13


    Week 14

    Acylation continued

    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 November 9, 2022