Learning Objectives - SUSB-039

After completing this exercise, you should be able to:

  • understand how a synthetic pathway is established
  • follow a prescribed synthetic pathway
  • conduct a synthetic procedure on a semi-micro scale
  • determine the stoichiometric relations between reactants and products
  • determine the limiting reagent in a sequence of chemical reactions
  • conduct a vacuum filtration
  • determine athe melting point of a solid product
  • using a melting point as an indication of purity
  • isolate the product of a synthesis by crystallization
  • determine and report the yield of a synthetic procedure
  • identify aldehyde, alcohol and other functional groups in organic molecules
  • identify oxidizing and reducing agents in organic reactions
  • use sodium borohydride to perform selective hydrogenation
  • know the characteristics that affect vibrational frequencies in molecules
  • obtain a spectrum using an FTIR spectrometer
    • using a Horizontal - Attenuated Total Reflectance (HATR) accessory
  • analyze and interpret IR spectra to determine the presence/absence of specific organic functional groups - most notably the C=O and O-H groups in organic molecules


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