2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research: Organic Chemistry

Summer quarter

Faculty: Lydia McKinstry organic chemistry

Fields of Study: chemistry

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40139 (8) Full Session; 40260 (1-16) Jr - Sr Full Session; 40261 (1-16) So - Sr Full Session  Signature Required Students should contact the faculty for more information.  

Credits: Variable Credit Options

Variable Credit Options: 2-8 credits. Contact faculty for details.

Class Standing: Sophomore - Senior

Offered During: Day, Evening and Weekend


This program is intended for students with a solid foundation and interest in organic chemistry. The overall goal is to offer a research opportunity where students can gain real, hands-on experience with advanced chemical research techniques and methods. Students will develop their skills in the theory and practice of advanced organic synthesis by working in apprenticeship with chemistry faculty on an ongoing faculty-designed research project or on a student-designed research project. This laboratory-based work may involve complex reaction techniques including the handling of air- and moisture-sensitive reagents, chromatography, and application of instrumental analysis techniques in the characterization of synthesized compounds. The analytical instrumentation used may include the gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS), the infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer and the nuclear magnetic resonance (FT-NMR) spectrometer.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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