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Modern Projects and Experiments in Organic Chemistry Miniscale and Standard Taper Microscale -Text Only

Modern Projects and Experiments in Organic Chemistry Miniscale and Standard Taper Microscale -Text Only - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0716797791

Cover of Modern Projects and Experiments in Organic Chemistry Miniscale and Standard Taper Microscale -Text Only 2ND 03 (ISBN 978-0716797791)
ISBN13: 978-0716797791
ISBN10: 0716797798
Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
Published: 2003
International: No

Modern Projects and Experiments in Organic Chemistry Miniscale and Standard Taper Microscale -Text Only - 2ND 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0716797791

Jerry Mohrig, Christina Noring Hammond, Paul F. Schatz and Terence Morril

ISBN13: 978-0716797791
ISBN10: 0716797798
Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
Published: 2003
International: No

The Program
Modern Projects and Experiments in Organic Chemistry is designed to provide the utmost in quality content, student accessibility, and instructor flexibility. The project consists of:

1) A laboratory manual in two versions:
--miniscale and standard-taper microscale equipment
--miniscale and Williamson microscale equipment
2) Custom publishing option. All experiments are available through Freeman's custom publishing service at Instructors can use this service to create their own customized lab manual, even including they own material.
3) Techniques of the Organic Chemistry Laboratory. This concise yet comprehensive companion volume provides students with detailed descriptions of important techniques. (0-7167-6638-8)
4) CD-ROM. Available to accompany the manuals, custom published manuals, or the techniques manual.

The Manuals
Modern Projects and Experiments in Organic Chemistry helps instructors turn their organic chemistry laboratories into places of discovery and critical thinking. In addition to traditional experiments, the manual offers a variety of inquiry-based experiments and multi-week projects, giving students a better understanding of how lab work is actually accomplished. Instead of simply following directions, students learn how to investigate the experimental process itself. The only difference between the two versions of the manual is that each is tailor to specific laboratory equipment. Contentwise, they are identical.

A Balanced Approach. By providing miniscale and microscale versions of experiments and accounting for both types of laboratory glassware, these experiments give instructors a great deal of flexibility in planning a laboratory program.
Offers standard and inquiry-based experiments plus multiweek projects. The inquiry-based experiments involve students in active learning, going beyond the "cookbook" approach to address questions whose answers come from their experimental data. The multi-week projects foster teamwork and allow students the opportunity to think through an experiment and draw their own conclusions about the process, often creating their own experimental design.
A Practical Approach. These experiments introduce students to the way the contemporary organic chemistry lab actually functions, gaining experience with organic synthesis, bioorganic chemistry, computational chemistry, and the analysis and characterization of organic compounds. Also included is extensive use of NMR and IR, and analysis of reactions by TLC and GLC, plus such modern chemistry as Wittig, hydroboration, and phase-transfer methodology.
Focus on Safety and Waste Disposal. Each experiment includes information on the safe handling of chemicals and handling reaction by-products and waste materials, with specific directions relating to cleaning-up and neutralizing aqueous solutions.

Upgrades from Mohrig, et al., Experimental Organic Chemistry
Custom publishing option. Instructors can devise the lab manual they want; students only pay for the lab manual they need.
Eight new inquiry based experiments. This increases the manual's overall emphasis on active learning.
Five new multi-week projects. Adding five new first-term projects (there are now nine for each term) makes it possible for instructors to plan an entire course around the project approach.
New Pre-lab and post-lab questions. These allow students to experience more effective learning in their laboratory work.

Author Bio

Mohrig, Jerry R. : Carleton College

Hammond, Christina Noring : Vassar College

Schatz, Paul F. : U. of Wisconsin-Madison

Morrill, Terence C. : Rochester Institute of Technology

Table of Contents



1. Extraction of Caffeine from Tea
2. Purification and Thin-Layer Chromatographic Analysis of Caffeine
3. Synthesis of Ethanol by Fermentation of Sucrose
4. Synthesis of Salicylic Acid
5. Analgesics and Synthesis of Aspirin
6. Isolation of Essential Oil from Plants
7. Computational Chemistry
8. Radical Halogenation Reactions
9. Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions
10. E2 Elimination of 2-Bromoheptane--Influence of the Base
11. Dehydration of Alcohols
12. Synthesis of Esters from Alcohols
13. Green Chemistry--Oxidation of Cyclohexanol Using Sodium Hypochlorite
14. Oxidation of Cinnamyl Alcohol Using Pyridinium Chlorochromate
15. Grignard Syntheses
16. Addition Reactions of Alkenes
17. Synthesis of Polystyrene
18. Phase Transfer Catalysis--Synthesis of Butyl Benzoate
19. Diels-Alder Reaction
20. Selectivity in the Bromination of Acetanilide and p-Methylacetanilide
21. Acetylation of Ferrocene
22. Alkylation of 1,4-Dimethoxybenzene
23. Kinetic Versus Thermodynamic Control in Friedel-Crafts Reactions--Alkylation of Chlorobenzene
24. Reduction Reactions of 3-Nitroacetophenone--Comparison of Sn/HCl and NaBH4
25. Horner-Emmons-Wittig Synthesis of Methyl 4-Methoxy-E-Cinnamate
26. Synthesis of Triphenylmethane Dyes--Crystal Violet and Malachite Green
27. Enolate Chemistry--The Synthesis of trans-1,2 Dibenzoylcyclopropane by Ring Closure
28. Amide Chemistry


1. Identification of a White Solid--A Team Approach
2. Separation of a Hydrocarbon, Carboxylic Acid, Amine Mixture
3. Hydrolysis of an Unknown Ester
4. Interconversion of 4-tert-Butylcyclohexanol and 4-tert-Butylcyclohexanone
5. Synthesis of 1-Bromobutane and a Grignard Synthesis of an Alcohol
6. E1/E2 Elimination Reactions
7. Synthesis and Hydroboration-Oxidation of 1-Phenylcyclohexene
8. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution--The Diacetylation of Ferrocene
9. Stereochemistry of Electrophilic Addition to an Alkene
10. Diels-Alder Cycloadditions of Dienophiles to 2,3-Dimethyl-1,3-Butadiene
11. Aldol-Dehydration Using Unknown Aldehydes and Ketones
12. Biochemical Catalysis and the Stereochemistry of Sodium Borohydride Reduction
13. Syntheses Starting with Haloalkanes
14. Sugars: The Glucose Pentaacetates
15. Resolution of Dimethyl 4-Cyclohexene-cis-1,2-Dicarboxylate by Enzymatic Hydrolysis

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