Course Description

This laboratory course will cover the techniques involved in using the primary wet chemical tools: distillation, extraction, recrystallization, filtration, and rotary evaporation. Measurement of refractive index, melting point, and boiling point as well as some simple syntheses; isolation and purification operations will be carried out. Laboratory portion of CHY 142.


Students are required to take CKCH 142 before or at the same time as CKCH 143.


Attendance at labs is mandatory. Labs begin the first week of classes and students must be enrolled prior to the first day class. You will need to activate your Ryerson email account in order to receive communication from your lab instructor. Come prepared for your lab. You will need a lab coat, safety glasses or goggles, nitrile gloves, and a lab notebook. You should dress appropriately: no shorts, no skirts, no sandals, no open toed or open heeled shoes, and no high heels. 


Prerequisites: CKCH 107 or CHY 113
Corequisite: CKCH 142

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