Organic Chemistry I Lab

1 Undergraduate credit
Effective August 23, 2008 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course provides the laboratory experience to accompany Chem 231 Organic Chemistry I. This course introduces the techniques, specialized equipment, instrumental methods and safety procedures common in an organic lab setting. Students get hands-on experience with the instrumentation, equipment, hazardous material procedures, and multi-step methods employed in the synthesis of larger, more complicated organic structures from simpler molecules.

Special information

Note: First day attendance required except by instructor permission. CHEM 231 and 231L must both be in the cart at the same time when you register.

Learning outcomes


  • Carry out multi-step organic syntheses.
  • Apply the concepts learned in lectures.
  • Perform laboratory techniques safely and accurately.
  • Understand and consistently apply principles of scientific ethics and academic integrity.
  • Use several procedures and instruments and record their observations in formal lab reports, using proper laboratory, data analysis, and scientific writing skills.