Textbook: Experimental Organic Chemistry, Ediz Taylan, BU Press

Experiments:

  • Addition reactions of alkenes: Geometric isomerization of maleic acid
  • Stereochemical isomerization: 2,3-dibromobutanedioic acid
  • Methyl benzoate synthesis (Fischer esterification)
  • Grignard synthesis of triphenylmethanol
  • Friedel-Crafts alkylation
  • Aromatic nitration
  • Effect of substitution on reaction rates (Bromination)
  • Base catalysed oxydation-reduction of aldehydes, the Cannizzaro reaction
  • Reactions of aldehydes and ketones