CH241 Laboratory


CH241 Lab Section



Report for Experiment 4 – Molecular Modeling Part II


Use complete sentences, use the proper number of digits and/or significant figures, and include units. Erase all the words in italics and type your answers/information into this template (your text/answers shouldn’t be in italics).


Introduction and Experimental Procedure: State the scientific purpose(s) of the experiment. Describe the methods used. Give a brief general statement/description of the procedure and reference (as a footnote or an endnote) the experiment handout on the CH241 website. Avoid discussing specific data. Describe any changes from the written procedure (if any).


Results and Discussion : Write a series of paragraphs that include Figures/Tables to clearly present calculated and literature data. Include ChemBioDraw structures as needed to help the reader understand your results and discussion Your paragraphs should be as cohesive as possible (each paragraph should lead into the next, as opposed to a series of statements on independent topics).


Table “templates” are included if you wish to use them (or you can make your own). When citing results r efer to each Table/Figure with an explicit reference as necessary (e.g. see Table 1) in the relevant part of this section. Remember to include units.


In your cohesive discussion, make sure to include the following items and topics. Please erase the bullets from the list below when you erase the italicized words.


         Present and discuss your results from Part I, including your equilibrium constant calculations. Discuss the relationship and chirality of your structures (where appropriate). Are your calculated values consistent with those available in your textbook? Compare to these literature values and explain similarities/differences.

         Present and discuss your results from Part II. Are your calculated charges consistent with compound acidity values, both in order of acidity and magnitude?

         Present and discuss your results from Part III. Are your calculated carbocation energies consistent with the values in your textbook (both in order of stability and magnitudes of the energy values)?

         Present and discuss your results from Part IV. Are your calculated energies consistent with the values in your textbook? What do your angles tell you about strain, bonding, and hybridization in those structures? 


Conclusion: Approx. 2-5-sentences. Summarize the purpose of the experiment. Describe whether the experiment was successful (from your point of view), and what was learned/accomplished by carrying out the experiment.



Attachments: Sometimes there will be data that should be included as an attachment to your laboratory report (but not for this experiment). If you do include attachments, make sure to label them (such as “Figure 1. Relevant caption for the attachment”) and remember to refer to them in the Results and Discussion section of your lab report. Labels on attachments can be hand written if needed.



Table Templates:


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