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Operational Organic Chemistry : A Problem-Solving Approach to the Laboratory Course



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This comprehensive laboratory text provides a thorough introduction to all of the significant operations used in the organic lab and includes a large selection of traditional-scale experiments and minilabs. Its unique problem-solving approach encourages students to think in the laboratory by solving a scientific problem in the process of carrying out each experiment. The Fourth Edition contains a new introductory section, "Chemistry and the Environment," which includes a discussion of the principles of green chemistry. Several green experiments have been added, and some experiments from the previous editions have been revised to make them greener.

Author Biography

John W. Lehman received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has taught chemistry for 35 years at Lake Superior State University, a small university in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula. In recognition of his teaching skills, he received the State of Michigan's Teaching Excellence Award in 1990. In 2001 he funded a chemistry scholarship to help bring outstanding students into the chemistry program at Lake Superior State University. His groundbreaking lab text, Operational Organic Chemistry, was first published in 1981, and he has written three additional books for the organic chemistry laboratory. 

Table of Contents

To the Instructor
Introduction Problem Solving in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory Scientific Methodology Organization of This Book A Guide to Success in the Organic Chemistry Lab
Laboratory Safety Safety Standards Protecting Yourself Preventing Laboratory Accidents Reacting to Accidents: First Aid Reacting to Accidents: Fire Chemical Hazards Finding and Using Chemical Safety Information
Chemistry and the Environment Disposal of Hazardous Wastes Green Chemistry
Mastering the Operations
The Effect of pH on a Food Preservative
Separating the Components of ldquo;Panacetinrdquo;
Identifying a Constituent of ldquo;Panacetinrdquo;
Synthesis of Salicylic Acid from Wintergreen Oil
Preparation of Synthetic Banana Oil
Separation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons
A Green Synthesis of Camphor
Identification of a Petroleum Hydrocarbon
Isolation and Isomerization of Lycopene from Tomato Paste
Isolation and Identification of the Major Constituent of Clove Oil
Identification of Unknown Ketones
The Optical Activity of -Pinene: A Chemical Mystery
Correlated Laboratory Experiments
Investigation of a Chemical Bond by Infrared Spectrometry
Properties of Common Functional Groups
Thin-Layer Chromatographic Analysis of Drug Components
Separation of an Alkane Clathrate
Isomers and Isomerization Reactions
Structures and Properties of Stereoisomers
Bridgehead Reactivity in an S N 1
Solvolysis Reaction
Reaction of Iodoethane with Sodium Saccharin, an Ambident Nucleophile
Dehydration of Methylcyclohexanols and the Evelyn Effect
Testing Markovnikovrsquo;s Rule
Stereochemistry of Bromine Addition totrans-Cinnamic Acid
A Green Synthesis of Adipic Acid
Preparation of Bromotriphenylmethane and the Trityl Free Radical
Chain-Growth Polymerization of Styrene and Methyl Methacrylate
Synthesis of Ethanol by Fermentation
Reaction of Butanols with Hydrobromic Acid
Borohydride Reduction of Vanillin to Vanillyl Alcohol
Synthesis of Triphenylmethanol and the TritylCarbocation
An Unexpected Reaction of 2,3-Dimethyl-2,3-butanediol
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