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Organic Chemistry Laboratory Technique Tutorials


Organic Chemistry Laboratory Technique Tutorials

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A variety of Organic Chemistry Laboratory techniques are covered in a series of online tutorials, including Crystallization, Melting Point, Extraction, Distillation and Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC). Each fully narrated lesson presents an introduction to theory and videos of laboratory demonstrations. The lab demo videos include an introduction to the glassware and materials needed, the experimental set-up, a discussion of safety concerns and common mistakes, a demonstration of actually... More
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: September 11, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 03, 2014
Submitter: Laurie Starkey
Keywords: distillation, thin layer chromatography, laboratory, techniques, TLC, extraction, recrystallization, organic chemistry, melting point



Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Needs an Internet Browser with Flash Player 8 installed.
Language: English
Cost Involved: unsure
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Danielle Solano
20 weeks ago

Danielle Solano (Faculty)

Excellent tutorials! I have been using these tutorials in my organic chemistry labs for a few years now as part of the prelab preparation process. They provide students with a detailed explanation of the theory as a well as one or more videos showing experimental setup and the technique actually being performed. Safety issues and troubleshooting advice are also addressed.

I have had students comment on how useful these tutorials are, and the only criticism I have heard is that more techniques should be covered.

Time spent reviewing site: ~3 years
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