Text book: ‘The Systematic Identification of Organic Compounds’ by Shriner

Topics to be covered:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Determination of Physical Properties
  • Separation of Impurities
  • Classification of Organic Compounds by Solubility
  • Chemical Tests for Functional Groups
  • Spectroscopic Methods
  • Preparation of Derivatives
  • Separation of Mixtures (distillation, extraction, chromatography)


  • Unknown I Solubility-IR
  • Unknown II Carboxylic acid and derivatives
  • Unknown III-IV All functional groups
  • Unknown V Mixture I (distillation)
  • Unknown VI Mixture II (extraction)
  • Unknown VII Mixture III (chromatography)