Virtual Organic Laboratory

Virtual Organic Chem Lab imageThe VOL is a series of simulated laboratory experiments designed to give students some experience in organic reactions and laboratory techniques that they would normally not have the opportunity to do at the sophomore level. Students prepare experiments, synthesize organic compounds, analyze products, keep a laboratory notebook, and answer postlab questions—the same activities that are carried out in an actual lab. The three labs I have developed so far are:

  • Oxymercuration-Demercuration
  • Organolithium Reagents
  • Catalytic Hydrogenation

Download vol_setup.exe to a location of your choice and run it to install the VOL.