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by Tom Lehrer

Dr. Daniel A. Straus

I would like to acknowledge several outstanding coworkers in development of this site.

© 2001, 2002 Daniel A. Straus

This web site is intended for Chem 113A students at San Jose State University. The purpose is to act as a visual addition to the current texts. By using visual methods, i.e. photos, short videos, and hyperlinked flow diagrams, students gain visual familiarity with various organic chemistry lab techniques and experiments. It is recommended that this information is reviewed before the beginning of each laboratory period.

Note: You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files at:

Note: If you have a PC and cannot view the videos, download QuickTime for Windows at