The purpose of this text is to present the basic techniques
used in the organic chemistry laboratory.Understanding and using these techniques will enable students to
complete their work correctly and on time the first time it is performed.This text is also based on the types of
experiments, methods and instruments used in most chemistry department
This text covers the course materials in depth and is
applicable for advance references. You may wish to consult additional
references to learn more about approaches to different techniques.It is not claimed to be a comprehensive
compilation of information to meet all possible needs and circumstances;
rather, the intention is to provide sufficient guidance that will allow students
to focus on particular instruments and techniques to carry out experiments
under conditions which will offer the highest chance of success. This edited
volume provides students with the tools they need to be successful in sophomore
Reasons for Adopting this Manual
manual presents basic organic chemistry techniques that will enable
students to complete their work correctly and on time.
focuses on particular instruments and techniques that are required and
often used in sophomore level organic chemistry laboratory.
to read with greater understanding.
pages for student use.
spectroscopy problems to enhance student’s ability to interpret spectra.
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About the author
Arrey is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and former
director of Summer Institute in Science and Mathematics at Capital University
from 2002-2008. I am an author of three Transformational learning tools in
organic chemistry: 1. Organic Chemistry Laboratory Techniques
(Microscale); second edition published in 2009, 2. Organic Chemistry: Lecture
Notes with CD, “The Absolute,
Ultimate Guide on How to be Successful in Organic Chemistry”; second edition, published in 2009 and 3. Interactive
Audio Lecture in Organic Chemistry, published 2009. Additional scholarly
publications includes, Organic Chemistry:
Intensive Format or Traditional Format, Summer Academe: A Journal of Higher
Education, volume 6, 37-45, 2009; “Intensive Learning Versus Traditional Learning
in Organic Chemistry”, Summer Academe: A Journal of Higher Education, Volume 5,
have also served on the faculty of Denison University Chemistry
Department.My Ph.D. is in Organic
Chemistry from The Ohio State University. My research interests are: 1)
Chemical Education – Organic Chemistry and Methods of Learning and Teaching, 2)
Synthesis, Characterization, Computational, and Reactivity of heterocyclic
Carbene, Diazirine and Nitrene molecules.