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Organic chemistry lab techniques textbook

Organic chemistry lab techniques textbook

A complete organic chemistry lab techniques textbook can be downloaded for free from this website on the "Download" tab. The textbook is in pdf format and uses hyperlinks.

This resource was created by Lisa Nichols (chemistry faculty at Butte Community College in Northern California) as a result of an academic sabbatical leave in the Fall-2015 to Spring 2016 term.  The target audience are undergraduate students in organic chemistry.

In this resource you will find theory and procedures on the main organic lab techniques (chromatography, crystallization, extraction, distillation) as well as general concepts on how to set up and heat apparatuses.

All procedures are accompanied by step-by-step pictures, and graphics are heavily utilized throughout the resource.


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Suzanne Wakim
Suzanne Wakim (Faculty)
3 years ago

This book is beautiful! It covers a variety of essential techniques and includes color photos of the processes, the results, etc.  This is a great way to help students understand the materials presented in lab.

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