Project 5

Project Overview

Laboratory work for Project 5 will be completed in pairs.

Project 5 is an opportunity for you to participate in a real-world research experience. Using the skills you have mastered in your CHEM 205/206 laboratory experience, you will design and investigate an untested small-molecule synthesis based on a model system. As the researcher, you must choose your starting materials, predict the reaction product(s), and decide how to analyze the outcome of your experiment. You will summarize your work in an oral presentation delivered to your class during the last week of lab (11/29-12/3).

Learning Objectives

At the end of this project, you should know how to:

• Plan and execute a small-molecule synthesis based on a model system

• Plan and execute a reasonable analysis of a small-molecule synthesis

• Effectively communicate scientific work and analyses in an oral format

Project 5 Score Distribution