Multiscale Operational Organic Chemistry A Problem Solving Approach to the Laboratory

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-09
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This practical laboratory book provides both microscale and multiscale experiments. It encourages readers to think in the laboratory by solving a scientific problem in the process of carrying out an experiment.An "operational" approach is featured, equipping readers to master the major lab operations as they carry out problem solving experiments. Over 400 problems and exercises are provided.A valuable reference for organic chemists and chemical technicians.

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

Please note this is the 1st edition Table of Contents
Learning Basic Operations
The Effect of pH on a Food Preservative
Extraction and Evaporation
Separating the Components of ldquo;Panacetin.rdquo;
Recrystallization and Melting-Point Measurement
Identifying a Constituent of ldquo;Panacetin.rdquo;
Heating under Reflux
Synthesis of Salicylic Acid from Wintergreen Oil
Simple Distillation, Gas Chromatography
Preparation of Synthetic Banana Oil
Fractional Distillation
Separation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons
Addition, Mixing, Sublimation
Preparation of Camphor
Boiling Point, Refractive Index
Identification of a Petroleum Hydrocarbon
Column Chromatography, UV-VIS Spectrometry
Isolation and Isomerization of Lycopene from Tomato Paste
Steam Distillation, Infrared Spectrometry
Isolation and Identification of the Major Constituent of Clove Oil
Thin-Layer Chromatography, NMR Spectrometry
Identification of Unknown Ketones
Vacuum Distillation, Optical Rotation
Optical Activity of hellip;a-Pinene
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 Iodoetane with Saccharin, an Ambident Nucleophile
Dehydration of Methylcyclohexanols
Synthesis of 7,7-Dichloronorcarane Using a Phase-Transfer Catalyst
Stereochemistry of the Addition of Bromine totrans-Cinnamic 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 Trityl Carbocation
Identification of a Conjugated Diene from Eucalyptus Oil
Spectral Identification of Terpenoids
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