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The Gallery contains a wide selection of virtual lab templates to choose from, which are accessible from your dashboard. You can upload templates to your account, modify them when needed, and publish them for your class to use. We are continuously adding new templates to our Gallery. Some of the lab templates in our Gallery may be available free of charge.

The ABC of organic chemistry experiments
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This exercise is ideal for introduction to organic experiments as it helps students to become familiar with four main steps of organic synthesis:

  1. Set up/synthesis
  2. Work-up
  3. Purification
  4. Characterization
Students are presented with a video explaining the basic principles of running a chemical reaction. They are then asked to perform a reaction, while identifying the four main steps. The postlab questions can then be used to assess student understanding.

Synthesis of Acetylsalicylic Acid
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In this virtual experiment, students synthesize acetylsalicylic acid, the active ingredient of Aspirin. Students learn the mechanism of the reaction and rationale for the experimental procedures through videos and questions.

Acid-base Titration

In this exercise, students perform acid-base titrations. In the first part, students perform a strong acid-strong base titration. In the second part, they perform a strong acid-weak base titration. The postlab questions guide them to learn the reason for obtaining different equivalence pH values obtained in these two titrations, while understanding the importance of choosing the right indicator.

Fischer Esterification

In this virtual experiment, students perform a Fischer esterification reaction to synthesize isopentyl acetate. Students learn the mechanism of the reaction and rationale for the experimental procedures through videos and questions.

Liquid Liquid Extraction

This virtual experiment focuses on the principles of liquid liquid extraction. In the first part, students are guided to perform an extraction while being presented with the underlying chemistry. In the second part, students will perform an extraction to determine their unknown mixture.

Bromination of trans-stilbene: Green Chemistry Metrics

This virtual experiment includes synthesis of stilbene dibromide via two synthetic pathways. Students are then asked to compare the two reactions with respect to green chemistry metrics such as atom economy, E factor and and process mass intensity.