Educators in the Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University developed an at-home, kitchen chemistry style laboratory to accompany the Survey of Organic Chemistry lecture course. The course featured 12 lab activities; eight hands-on experiences that focused primarily on important organic concepts including acid strength, extraction techniques, chromatographic separation, recrystallization, and selected organic reactions. A unique component of this laboratory course was that students uploaded photo diaries of their experiments to demonstrate completion. The developed course was implemented and taught for three semesters in the chemistry department with 119 students successfully completing the at-home, self-paced laboratory course.
Pitre, D.; Stokes, S.; Mlsna, D. Development of an at-Home Chemistry Lab Experience for Survey of Organic Chemistry Students. J. Chem. Educ. 2021, 98(7), 2403-2410.
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