Congratulations to the following chemistry students who won awards at the 2012 Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Calgary, Alberta:
Chemistry 235 is a laboratory course which is designed to accompany the organic lecture course, Chem 233. You can take Chem 235 at the same time as you are taking Chem 233 or after you have completed Chem 233. Chem 233 is offered only during the fall term (and sometimes in summer session) whereas Chem 235 is offered both during the fall term and the winter term. NOTE: if you take Chem 233 and do not pass the course, you can still take Chem 235 during the next term.
A laboratory course in organic chemistry is designed to illustrate material that has been discussed in the classroom. But in addition to that, it is hoped that the laboratory will bring a more realistic approach to the many structural formulas you will encounter. For instance, diethyl ether is more than just a compound with the formula C2H5OC2H5 - it is a low-boiling, colourless liquid with a characteristic odour, which due to its excellent solvent properties and immiscibility with water, is often used in extraction processes. This lab course should teach you good synthetic methods and help you develop an analytical approach to problem solving in the laboratory. At the beginning of the course you will be introduced to simple techniques such as separation, purification and identification by instrumental analysis and be given many opportunities to "fine tune" your skills.
It is also our intention in this laboratory course to make the students more environmentally aware of the safety hazards associated with the chemicals they will be handling and the proper methods of disposal of all wastes generated in these experiments.
Chem 235 uses an "in house’ laboratory manual which will be available for purchase from the lab itself (Room C424) as well as from the student Chemistry Club during the first two weeks of classes. For 2003-04 session, the Chem 235 course starts on September 2, 2003 and January 6, 2004.