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Organic Chemistry Laboratory Technique Tutorials

Organic Chemistry Laboratory Technique Tutorials

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 running the experiment, and an analysis of the results.

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Danielle Solano
Danielle Solano (Faculty)
4 years ago

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.

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