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Science - Chemistry 2 & 3 - Organic & Analytical Chemistry: Assignment: Exercise 1

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Exercise 1a: Combined Chemical Dictionary

1a. Using the Combine Chemical Dictionary Online, find and write down the:

CAS Registry Number; Molecular Formula and Biological use for these Organic Compounds:

  • Aspirin
  • Cocaine
  • Morphine: Variant (-)-form
  • Nicotine: Variant (S)-form

Exercise 1c: Merck Index (Print)

1 c. Use Merck Index (13th & 14th ed.) to find the following information:

 HandwrittenDraw the Structure; Write the Medical use/Use and Primary  Literature Reference (is the 1st entry, the earliest in the “literature referenceof:

  • Tocol
  • Quinine
  • Nicotine
  • Monensin
  • Lidocaine

Help Tips:

The PRIMARY LITEARTURE REFERENCE is the 1st entry (the earliest) in the “literature reference”. For “tocol” the primary reference is: Pendse, Karrer, Helv. Chim. Acta 40, 1837 (1957).

MEDICAL USE/ USE information is usually available in the end of the entry under “Therapeutic category”. For “quanine” the medical use is: Antimalarian, muscle relaxant (skeletal)

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Exercise 1b: Handbook of Chemistry & Physics (Print & Online)

1 b. Use the Print Handbook of Chemistry & Physics (100th ed)  or the Online 103th ed of Handbook of Chemistry & Physics to find the Structure and the Boiling point of the following compounds:

  • 2-Methyl-1-pentanol
  • 1,3-Benzenediamine
  • 1,4-Diisopropylbenzene
  • 2-Amino-2-methyl-1-propanol

Step 1: Find Section 3: Physical Constants of Organic Compounds

Step 2: Search for each of the compounds on the list

Step 3: Handwritten - Draw the Structure and write the Boiling point of each of the compounds above

Exercise 1d: Merck Index (Print)

1 d. Use Merck Index to find the following information:

Find the following reactions:

Handwritten: DRAW the Reaction Structure and WRITE the Primary Reference of:

  • Friedel-Crafts reaction
  • Michael reaction
  • Perkin reaction
  • Suarez reaction
  • Wittig reaction


From the Table of Contents in Merck’s Index find the “Organic Name Reactions”. The reactions are in Alphabetical order.

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