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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)

IR Spectrum

  • Aldrich Library of FT-IR Spectra (Reference QD 96 .I5 P68) 
  • The Aldrich Library of Infrared Spectra (Reference QD 96 .I5 P67)
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook (Online)

NMR Spectrum

  • Aldrich Library of 13C and 1H FT NMR Spectra (Reference QD 96 .F68 P67)
  • The Aldrich library of NMR spectra (Reference QD 96 .P68)
  • The Aldrich library of NMR spectra (Reference QD 96 .N68)

Mass Spectrum

  • SciFinder use the Explore Substances option.

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
      • 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 Aldrich's Handbook of Fine Chemicals
      • Sigma-Aldrich Corporation. Aldrich Chemistry: Handbook of Fine Chemicals, Sigma-Aldrich: Milwaukee, WI, 2012-2014; p 110.