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CHEM: 2410 Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Part 1: Chemical Table


See your lab assignment for complete instructions and an example.

For this part of your assignment, you will be given the names of three chemical compounds. You need to use at least two sources on this page  to find the necessary information about your assigned compounds.

If you have any questions, please ask your TA or a librarian.

Web Sources for Chemical Table

You will need to use at least one web source for your chemical table assignment. The following sources are recommended. If you have any questions, please contact a librarian for assistance.


Use the following examples as templates to cite your sources for Part 1. Pay special attention to the edition, editors, and compound numbers as these will change depending on the edition and your assigned compound. Find more examples here, or contact your librarian for assistance.

Print books:

  • Dictionary of Organic Compounds, 6th ed.; Buckingham, J., Macdonald, F., Eds.; Chapman & Hall: London, 1996; Vol. 1, No. A-0-00108.
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 89th ed.; Lide, D.R., Ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2008; Section 3, No. 339.
  • The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals, 12th ed.; Budavari, S.; O'Neal, M. J.; Smith, A.; Heckelman, P. E.; Kinneary, J. F., Eds.; Merck & Co.: Whitehouse Station, NJ, 1996; entry 4857.


  • Caffeine. The Merck Index Online; Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013. (accessed 2019-03-26).
  • Rotenone. Combined Chemical Dictionary - CHEMnetBASE. CRC Press, n.d. (accessed 2019-09-15).


  • 1,4'-Bipiperidine, 99%; CAS RN: 4897-50-1; B22028; Alfa Aesar, Thermo Fisher Scientific: Fair Lawn, NJ, 2022-02-14. (accessed 2023-01-31).

Print Sources for Chemical Table

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