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CHEM 344 introduces the student to the basic synthesis, purification, and characterization techniques of organic chemistry, along with critical interpretation of experimental data. CHEM 344 covers material from both CHEM 343 and CHEM 345 lecture courses. All of the critical course information can be found in the CHEM 344 laboratory manual and on the course website. Learn@UW will be used as a gradebook for each individual section maintained by your laboratory TA.
CHEM 344 Course Announcements
The spectroscopy exam will be held during class on Wed 1st and Thu 2nd Feb. See page ix of lab manual for details of exam times and locations.
Laboratory manuals, notebooks, goggles, and lab coats will be on sale during the first 2 weeks of classes in Rm 1371 of the Chemistry building. Goggles and appropriate laboratory attire are required on the first day of classes.
CHEM 344 Fall 2016 Lecture/Experiment Schedule*
*Schedule A in blue/upper, Schedule B in green/lower, Schedule A/B in red when identical. In order to find out what schedule you are on, check the TA Assignments.
Course Grade Information
The grades in CHEM 344 are assigned based upon achievement demonstrated in lab reports, TA-written discussion quizzes, and course-wide exams. Due to the variablity in grading, with up to 33 different TAs per semester, your scores will only be judged directly in comparison to those students in your laboratory section. Your final letter grade will be assigned by Dr. Hill and Dr. Esselman based upon your achievement relative to the other students and in consultation with your TA. Historically, the average letter grade in CHEM 344 has been a B. Shown below is the final grade distribution in Spring 2015, which was a typical semester. All student scores are displayed with their grades adjusted to the mean and standard deviation of their section. The percentage of students who earned a particular letter grade is shown next to each letter.
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