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CHEM 231L Organic Chemistry I Lab

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: CHEM 231 and 231L must both be in the cart at the same time when you register.
First day attendance is mandatory.
1 Undergraduate credit

Effective August 23, 2008 to present

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.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Organic Chemistry I Lab Smith, Kiah Anton Books for CHEM-231L-01 Spring 2024 Course details for CHEM-231L-01 Spring 2024

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Organic Chemistry I Lab Timp, Brooke Books for CHEM-231L-01 Fall 2024 Course details for CHEM-231L-01 Fall 2024