Course Description

CHEM 211H is a technique-based first-semester organic chemistry laboratory class that builds off of the knowledge gained concurrently in CHEM 210 and aims to bring context to the importance of learning chemistry.  Students will learn laboratory techniques used in synthesis, isolation, and purification of organic molecules, will learn how to interpret NMR and IR spectra to determine the purity and structure of organic molecules, and will be exposed to aspects of chemistry research including searching scientific literature and planning an experiment. The course is intended to have a major undergraduate instruction component in order to allow for continued growth, improvement, and relatability of the material presented.


Sara Alektiar

B.S. Chemistry 2019

Jenna Manske

B.S. Chemistry 2020

Class Time & Location

Lecture: Wednesday 1 – 2 PM, 1640 Chem


  • Monday: 9am-12pm, 2500 Chem
  • Wednesday: 2pm-5pm, 2411 Chem and 2500 Chem
  • Thursday: 11am-2pm, 2411 Chem
  • Friday: 11am-2pm, 2411 Chem
  • Friday: 2pm-5pm, 2500 Chem

Office Hours

Thursday: 9:30-10:30 AM, 3811 Chem


I am interested in chemistry so wanted to take more chem courses, and I also hope to be involved with research at some point so it seemed like having an intro lab course would be helpful.

Makes 210 come to life

I am taking CHEM 210 and wanted hands on experience