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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.


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 Station, Mini Gas Chromatograph, SpectroVis Plus, and the Polarimeter.

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

Included with Organic Chemistry with Vernier

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.

Sensors and Interfaces for Experiments

Buy the sensors, interfaces, and accessories used for the experiments in this lab book.

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Select an experiment below to view an overview, objectives, necessary probeware, and standards correlations.

1Determining Melting Temperature
2Recrystallization of Benzoic Acid and Aspirin
3Determination of a Boiling Point: Simple and Fractional Distillation
4Identifying an Unknown Analgesic by Melting Temperature and Thin-Layer Chromatography
5Separation of Organic Compounds by Acid-Base Extraction Techniques
6Understanding Polarimetry
7Identification of Organic Unknowns Using Polarimetry
8Investigating Gas Chromatography
9Fractional Distillation of Esters
10Understanding Intermolecular Forces Using a Gas Chromatograph: Enthalpy of Vaporization
11Investigating Thermodynamic Relationships of Substituted Hydrocarbons
12Extraction of Spinach Pigments and Analysis by Electronic Absorption Spectroscopy
13SN1: Synthesis of t-butyl chloride
14SN2: Synthesis of 1-bromobutane
15Observing the Reaction Kinetics of Sucrose with Polarimetry
16The Synthesis and Analysis of Aspirin
17Isolation and Epoxidation of a Natural Product: Limonene
18Synthesizing Ethyl Acetate by Fisher Esterification
19Synthesis of Dibenzalacetone by Aldol Condensation
20The Diels-Alder Reaction of Anthracene with Maleic Anhydride
21Friedel-Crafts Acylation of Ferrocene
22Grignard Formation of Crystal Violet
23Synthesis of Fluorescein
24Synthesis of Methyl Orange and Its Application to Textiles
25Analysis of Natural Products
26Using a Gas Chromatograph: Identifying an Unknown Compound
Melt Station
Wide-Range Temperature Probe
Polarimeter (Chemical)
Vernier Mini GC Plus
Go Direct<sup>®</sup> SpectroVis<sup>®</sup> Plus Spectrophotometer

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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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Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Organic Chemistry with Vernier (Electronic Version)CHEM-O-E$40
Organic Chemistry with VernierCHEM-O$48

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