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CHEM 2101- Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

This guide is designed to assist student with an Organic Chemistry I Lab assignment, and how to use some specific chemistry resources.

Where to look for...

Physical Properties (Boiling point, Melting Point, Density, Molecular weight)

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (Reference QD 65 .H3)
  • Hawley’s Condensed Chemical Dictionary (Reference QD 5 .C5 2007)
  • Dictionary of Organic Compounds (Reference QD 246 .D5 1996)
  • SciFinder use the Explore Substances option.

CAS Registry Number

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (Reference QD 65 .H3)
  • Hawley’s Condensed Chemical Dictionary (Reference QD 5 .C5 2007)
  • Dictionary of Organic Compounds (Reference QD 246 .D5 1996)
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook
  • SciFinder use the Substance Identifier link.

Structure (image)

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (Reference QD 65 .H3)
  • Hawley’s Condensed Chemical Dictionary (Reference QD 5 .C5 2007)
  • Dictionary of Organic Compounds (Reference QD 246 .D5 1996)
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook
  • Pubchem

Hazards

Price per quantity

  • Aldrich Handbook of Fine Chemicals (Reference TP 202 .A38)
  • Sigma-Aldrich  (Online)

Spectra (IR, NMR, Mass)

Definition of a chemical concept or word

Article on 'synthesis of' or 'purification of' a compound

Citing and Writing in Chemistry

  • ACS Style Guide Effective Communication of Scientific Information
    • Citing SciFinder (Spectra)
      • SciFinder, Chemical Abstracts Service: Columbus, OH; ethanol Mass spectrum; spectrum ID_WID_DLO-067263-9; RN 64-17-5; https://scifinder.cas.org (access June 16, 2017) 
    • Citing SciFinder (Article)
      • Babu, V. R.; Sarath, P. S.; Karanth, N. G.; Kumar, M. A.; Thakur, M. S. Anal. Chim. Acta 2007, 582 (2), 329-334; SciFinder AN=2006:1359559 (accessed Apr 2, 2007).
    • Citing Aldrich's Handbook of Fine Chemicals (Price)
      • Sigma-Aldrich Corporation. Aldrich Chemistry: Handbook of Fine Chemicals, Sigma-Aldrich: Milwaukee, WI, 2012-2014; p 110.