Course: Practicals in Organic Chemistry

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Course title Practicals in Organic Chemistry
Course code UCH/099
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kahounová Ludmila, Mgr.
  • Kahoun David, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of practices: 1) Extraction of natural dyes from plants 2) Synthesis of acetylsalicylic acid 3) Synthesis of dibenzalacetone 4) Essential oil extraction by steam distillation 5) Extraction of caffeine from coffee/tea 6) Fractional distillation 7) Fat determination using Soxhlet extraction 8) Infrared spectroscopy

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Preparation for classes - 5 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 5 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to practise and practically observe the knowledge obtained in the Organic chemistry course.
Students will learn about laboratory safety, basic laboratory equipment and experimental procedures used in organic chemistry.
Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and techniques (destillation, extraction, recrystallization etc.).

Assessment methods and criteria
Development of laboratory protocols

To pass the course a student must complete all laboratory exercises and hand in protocols elaborated in sufficient quality.
Recommended literature
  • K.L. Williamson - Macroscale and microscale Organic Experiments.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Chemistry (1) Category: Chemistry courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer