CHEM-243: Microscale Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Microscale Organic Chem Lab I
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
4 (for 15-week classes)
CHEM-141 or the equivalent and CHEM-241, with a grade of C or better
CHEM-241 can be a co-requisite with Instructor Permission
Course Description

Microscale glassware and analytical techniques are used to study fundamental organic reactions and the synthesis of organic compounds. Techniques include distillation (simple, fractional, and steam), crystallization, and extraction. Analysis of compounds includes melting points, boiling points, refractive indices, infrared spectroscopy, and chromatography (gas, thin layer, column). This meets the Organic Laboratory requirement necessary to enter into Pharmacy, Medical, Dental, and Veterinary schools. Many schools require students to also take Organic Lab II CHEM-244. Approximately one hour of lecture and three hours of lab per week.

MTA Categories
  • Category 6: Natural Sciences (Lecture Only)
General Education Categories
  • Natural Sciences
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122 and J-115
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Winter 2023 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.