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5.310 Laboratory Chemistry | Chemistry

5.310 Laboratory Chemistry | Chemistry

Laboratory Chemistry (5.310) introduces experimental chemistry for students requiring a chemistry laboratory who are not majoring in chemistry. Students must have completed general chemistry (5.111) and have completed or be concurrently enrolled in the first semester of organic chemistry (5.12). The course covers principles and applications of chemical laboratory techniques, including preparation and analysis of chemical materials, measurement of pH, gas and liquid chromatography, visible-ultraviolet spectrophotometry, infrared spectroscopy, kinetics, data analysis, and elementary synthesis. NOTE: The Staff for this course would like to acknowledge that the experiments include contributions from past instructors, course textbooks, and others affiliated with course #5.310. Since the following works have evolved over a period of many years, no single source can be attributed. WARNING NOTICE The experiments described in these materials are potentially hazardous and require a high level of safety training, special facilities and equipment, and supervision by appropriate individuals. You bear the sole responsibility, liability, and risk for the implementation of such safety procedures and measures. MIT shall have no responsibility, liability, or risk for the content or implementation of any of the material presented. Legal Notice


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Elaine Bernal
Elaine Bernal (Faculty)
1 year ago
The Laboratory Chemistry website includes laboratory course material appropriate for a first semester organic chemistry lab for non-chemistry majors. The website has comprehensive resources to teach the lab course, including a syllabus and detailed overviews of each laboratory activity. Most resources are free and easily downloadable as a pdf, except course readings must be purchased. It is recommended that faculty and departments create guidelines on how to use this resource especially for junior faculty. Orientation and training around the materials available is highly recommended. This resource is appropriate for organic chemistry faculty who are looking to incorporate different labs into their instruction, or perhaps redesigning their entire first semester organic chemistry lab curriculum.
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