Course: Organic Chemistry Laboratory

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Course title Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Course code TUCH/TE3LO
Organizational form of instruction Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Kovář Michal, Ing.
  • Kimmel Roman, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Rouchal Michal, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Dastychová Lenka, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Vícha Robert, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Dastych Dalibor, RNDr. Dr.
  • Ondrášová Monika, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Prucková Zdeňka, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Ethyl acetate. - 1-bromobutane. - 9,10-anthraquinone. - Acetanilide. - Aminolyses of 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene with an aromatic amine. - 4-nitroaniline. - Acetylsalicylic acid. - Terc-butylchloride. - Soxhlet extraction of plant leafs pigments. - 2-hydroxy-5-methyl-4'-nitroazobenzene. - Butyl acetate - green apple flavour. - Triphenylmethanol. - Dibenzylidenacetone. - 2,4,5-triphenylimidazole. - Dimerization of 2,4,5-triphenylimidazole. - Isolation of cloves essence. - Piperine - isolation of pepper alcaloid. - Methylparabene - Fisher esterification. - Cinnamic acid - Knoevenagel synthesis. - Methyl cinnamate - cinnamon flavour.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Simple experiments
  • Participation in classes - 42 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 14 hours per semester
  • Preparation for course credit - 5 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide students with practical skills in the laboratory. They concentrate on preparation and reactions of simple organic materials. The course includes 6 laboratory tasks. According to instructions students synthesize given organic materials, and carry out qualitative determination of selected organic compounds. Students are obliged to submit laboratory reports on the tasks.
Students are able to implement middle advanced organic syntheses. They manage to provide laboratory operations e.g. extraction, Soxhlet extraction, distillation, azeotropic distillation, steam distillation, crystallization, filtration, suction, etc. They can characterize organic compounds using thin layer chromatography, melting point, refraction index, etc.

Assessment methods and criteria
Grade (Using a grade system), Analysis of works made by the student (Technical products)

Requirement for graded course credit: 100% attendance in the laboratory exercises; hand in properly elaborated laboratory reports. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Harwood L. M., Moody C. J., Percy J. M. Experimental Organic Chemistry. Oxford, Blackwell Publishing, 1999. ISBN 978-0-632-04819-9.
  • Kafka, S. Cvičení z chemie. Brno : VUT, 1999.
  • Vícha R., Mrkvička V. Laboratorní cvičení z chemie. Zlín: Univerzita Tomáše Bati, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7318-595-4.
  • Vícha, Robert. Laboratorní cvičení z chemie : bezpečnost práce v chemické laboratoři, laboratorní technika, laboratorní úlohy z anorganické chemie, laboratorní úlohy z organické chemie. Vyd. 1. Zlín : Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7318-595-4.

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