Fall 2014 Course Information Chemistry 14CL
Department of Humanities and Sciences
Wei H. Huang
Friday 6:30 pm
Office Hours: TBA
305 Science Building
Santa Monica College
305 Science Building
Santa Monica College
Friday 7:30-9:30pm &
Lecture Schedule, Techniques, and Text Assignments
Oct. 3, 4
Lab Manual: pp
16-33, 34-38; pp
Chapters 1-3, pp
Oct. 10, 11
Polyprotic acids, Synthesis
Ch 8: 1, 2
Oct. 17, 18
Extraction, UV Spectroscopy
11.1-11.4; h 24
Ch 11: 1, 5; Ch 24: 1-3
Oct. 24, 25
Ch 20: 1, 2, 5
Nov. 7, 8
Nov. 14, 15
Midterm Exam (50 min.),
Redox Vitamin C
13.2-13.3a, 13.8; Ch 13: 1-4; Ch 19: 1-6
Ch 22: 1-5
Nov. 21, 22
Nov. 28, 29
Dec. 5, 6
Dec. 12, 13
Final Exam (3 hours)/Lab
Ch 17; 18.1`8.5a, 18.8
Ch 17: 1-3; Ch 18: 1-5
It is estimated that students will spend approximately _6__ hours outside class each week
to complete class assignments, readings and study for exams. Depending on the extent of your academic
preparation and recent college-level coursework in this topic area, the amount of study time needed may vary
This laboratory class covers the synthesis and analysis of compounds; purification by
extraction, chromatography, recrystallization, and sublimation; characterization by mass
spectroscopy, UV, NMR, and IR spectroscopy, optical activity, electrochemistry, pH titration.
Prerequisite: Chemistry XL 14B, 14BL, and 14C, with grades of C- or better. Enrollment
limited. Visitors not permitted.
Textbooks and supplies:
Techniques in Organic Chemistry Third Edition, J. R. Mohrig, C.N. Hammond, P.F. Schatz, W.
H. Freeman (ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-1956-3; ISBN-10: 1-4292-1956-4) (Text = T); Chemistry
Experiments for Life Science Majors, Second Edition, A. A. Russell, Burgess Publishing
Company (ISBN = 0-8087-2517-3)(Manual = M). In addition, for the lab you will need a
laboratory notebook. “Composition Books” with sewn-in pages are not acceptable. Laboratory
notebooks are required to have sequentially numbered pages that create duplicate copies. One
copy of each numbered page will be submitted to the instructor and the corresponding duplicate
page will remain in the students’ notebook. Furthermore an approved lab coat and approved
splash-protective safety goggles are required.
Web Enhanced Course:
This course will use a password-protected internet site on Blackboard to post course materials
and announcements. Course materials can include the syllabus, handouts and internet links
referenced in class (no hard copies of course materials will be made available in class; please
print any reference materials you would like to have in class). Here are some important points
about web-enhanced courses:
• Students must have basic computer skills, including the use of word processing, email
and the ability to use internet browsers such as Internet Explorer or Netscape. Completion
of the Blackboard Student Orientation is recommended.
• Course materials will become available two days before the beginning date of the course.
Lab Preparation and Pre-lab Reports:
You must be prepared for the experiment before you come to lab in order to complete the
experiment in the time allotted. The course is impacted; there is neither make-up time in the
course nor space for you to work in other sections. If you miss a lab, you MUST discuss the
issue with the course instructor to see what other options you may have to complete the
experiment. You are expected to do your lab work in your scheduled period; your grade will be
affected by not completing lab work in a timely manner. In preparation for the lab you should
first study the pertinent sections in the text, review the lecture notes pertaining to the
experiment, then view (and possibly review) the appropriate videos for any new techniques to
be used in the experiment.
Following the instructions in the report guidelines posted on the course website, complete any
assigned pre-lab study questions in your lab notebook. Then write the assignment introduction,
procedure (including a reference to the original source and a flowchart summary of the
experimental steps), and set up the data tables for the experiment in your notebook before the
lab section meets.
This preliminary work is due during the first fifteen minutes of your lab period. No credit for
pre-lab work will be given after this time. Any student who has not completed the preliminary
work, will be required to complete the preparation before commencing lab work.
During lab, you will complete the data tables and record any other observations about the
experiment. The duplicate copy of this in-lab work must be turned in to the TA at the end of
the lab period if you are to receive credit for the assignment.
The remainder of the lab report—the data analysis, error analysis, and conclusions —are to be
completed in the lab notebook after the experiment is finished. The original copy of this
portion of the report along with any graphs and spreadsheets is turned in to the TA at the start of
the following lab period. Unexcused late post-lab portions of the reports will accrue a penalty
of five percent of the grade per day. No reports will be accepted more than two weeks after the
due date or after 5:00 p.m. on the last day of instruction. Computer programs used to analyze
data must be referenced and copies may be requested by the instructor.
Approximate Grading Distribution:
Pre-lab Reports and Study Questions
Accuracy and Technique
up to -1% per day)
CPR writing (2 @ 25 each)
To receive a passing grade (C-) you must receive at least 50% of the points in each of the
three grading areas. Lab technique includes, but is not limited to, attending lab on time and
completing the work in the assigned time, leaving your work area and the equipment you use
clean and in a condition that the next person can begin work, observing safe practices in the lab,
timely submission of lab work, and appropriate contribution to group work and reports.
Labs, instrument rooms, and lab areas left in a messy condition will result in a 1%
penalty assessed against students in the previous section.
Tentative Grading Detail:
Check in, Pipets
Distillation and GC
Vitamin C analysis
Chemistry 14CL grades are based on demonstrated mastery of the material and the lab
procedures. Normal grade assignments are
(70-79%) 420-479 points
(90-100%) 540-600 points
(60-69%) 360-419 points
(80-89%) 480-539_ points
All grades are final when filed by the instructor on the Final Grade Report.
All cases of cheating, plagiarism, or dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Students. All
work that you submit for grading must be your own work. Group reports must acknowledge
the individual contributions of each person, if the work has been shared.
UCLA Extension Administrative Contact for this Course: Seydy Ortiz, Program Rep.
Email: [email protected]; Phone #: 310-825-7093
Student Records: Students can access and update student records online by visiting:
www.uclaextension.edu and clicking on My.Extension on the left navigation bar, selecting
Student's Course Essentials, and following the directions to log in. Student's Course Essentials lets you view
your grades, request an official transcript, change credit status on a current course, obtain enrollment
verification, update your personal information, and much more.
By enrolling in this course, all students are expected to comply with the UCLA Extension Student Conduct
Guidelines provided in the current Quarterly catalog (print or online) under “General Information.”
Please silence all cell phones and refrain from texting during class lectures.
Resources for Students with Disabilities: If you need any accommodations for a disability, please contact the
UCLA Extension Services for Students with Disabilities at: (310) 825-7851 or via e-mail