A very simple lab synthesis that allows the student to carry out a coordination reaction and then look at the NMR and IR spectra. I use this as a first lab to introduce them to using the NMR and IR. If students work through the spectroscopy tutorial they should be able to explain the IR and NMR spectra.
A student should be able to explain simple NMR splitting patterns.
A student will use spectroscopy to show they have synthesized a desired compound.
Students will work through a spectroscopy tutorial http://www.chem.ualberta.ca/~inorglab/spectut/TblofCont.html
Vial with stir vane, stir plate, IR, NMR
I developed the lab from the paper by Arnaiz and have tried to get my students to use the spectroscopy tutorial. By asking them to do some analysis of spectra in the lab I hope to encourage the students to actually work through the tutorial. I need to add more NMR questions to the lab to make sure they work in depth on the tutorial.
Using a stir vane in the conical vial works well instead of using a stirring rod.