Organic Chemistry with Vernier

Organic Chemistry with Vernier

Organic Chemistry with Vernier


Organic Chemistry with Vernier contains experiments designed for use with Vernier data-collection technology in college organic chemistry courses. Experiments cover a broad range of topics and techniques including compound identification, synthesis, chromatography, optical rotation, and spectroscopy.

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This book makes it easy for organic chemistry instructors to integrate Vernier data-collection technology into the organic chemistry lab curriculum. The experiments involve characterization of reactions and compounds using the Vernier Melt StationMini Gas ChromatographSpectroVis Plus, and the Polarimeter. Many of the experiments can also be performed and enhanced with the Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer or the Vernier Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer.

Instructor notes include helpful tips for successfully completing the experiment, reagent preparation information, and sample data.

Table of Contents

ExperimentSuggested Products
1Determining Melting TemperatureMelt Station
2RecrystallizationMelt Station, Wide-Range Temperature Probe
3Determination of a Boiling PointGo Direct® Wide-Range Temperature Probe
4Identifying an Unknown Analgesic by Three MethodsMelt Station, Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
5Separation of Organic Compounds by Acid-Base Extraction TechniquesMelt Station
6Understanding PolarimetryPolarimeter (Chemical)
7Identification of Organic Unknowns Using PolarimetryPolarimeter (Chemical)
8Investigating Gas ChromatographyVernier Mini GC Plus
9Fractional Distillation of EstersVernier Mini GC Plus, Wide-Range Temperature Probe
10Understanding Intermolecular Forces Using a Gas Chromatograph: Enthalpy of VaporizationVernier Mini GC Plus
11Investigating Thermodynamic Relationships of Substituted HydrocarbonsVernier Mini GC Plus
12Extraction of Spinach Pigments and Analysis by Electronic Absorption SpectroscopyGo Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer
13SN1: Synthesis of t-butyl chlorideVernier Mini GC Plus
14SN2: Synthesis of 1-bromobutaneVernier Mini GC Plus, Wide-Range Temperature Probe
15Observing the Reaction Kinetics of Sucrose with PolarimetryPolarimeter (Chemical)
16The Synthesis and Analysis of AspirinMelt Station, Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Wide-Range Temperature Probe
17Isolation of R-(+)-Limonene from Oranges using Steam DistillationPolarimeter (Chemical), Wide-Range Temperature Probe
18Synthesizing Ethyl Acetate by Fisher EsterificationVernier Mini GC Plus
19Synthesis of Dibenzalacetone by Aldol CondensationMelt Station, Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Wide-Range Temperature Probe
20The Diels-Alder Reaction of Anthracene with Maleic AnhydrideMelt Station, Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Wide-Range Temperature Probe
21Friedel-Crafts Acylation of FerroceneMelt Station, Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Wide-Range Temperature Probe
22Grignard Formation of Crystal VioletGo Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer
23Synthesis of FluoresceinGo Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer, Wide-Range Temperature Probe
24Synthesis of Methyl Orange and Its Application to TextilesGo Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer
25Analysis of Natural ProductsPolarimeter (Chemical)
26Using a Gas Chromatograph: Identifying an Unknown CompoundVernier Mini GC Plus

What's Included

Electronic Version

  • Complete student experiments with materials list, step-by-step instructions, data tables, and questions
  • Access to up-to-date versions of the experiments
  • Instructions for data collection with Logger Pro 3 and LabQuest App
  • Instructor Information section for each experiment with directions for setting up experiments, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data
  • Word-processing files of the student experiments, so you can edit the files to match your teaching preferences
  • Generous site license—buy one book and duplicate experiments for your class
  • Complete equipment and chemicals list

Printed Lab Book

When you buy the printed lab book you receive all of the resources listed for the electronic version, plus a printed copy of the book.

Sample Download

Preview “Determining Melting Temperature” from Organic Chemistry with Vernier. The preview download includes student instructions, teacher tips, sample data, and more.

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