Featured in PASCO’s College Chemistry Instructor Guide

College Chemistry Instructor Guide


College Instructor edition with 36 experiments covering introductory and general chemistry topics.

Organic Synthesis Prep

Lab Summary

Use a stainless steel temperature sensor to synthesize an organic compound (aspirin).


Organic Synthesis I: Students synthesize an organic compound (aspirin).


Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:

  • Organizing and conducting the steps of a chemical reaction (Organic Synthesis I).
  • Performing separation processes to isolate the product (Organic Synthesis I).
  • Determining the percent yield of the reaction (Organic Synthesis I).

Sensors / Equipment Used:

PASPORT Chemistry Sensor


Allows students to measure Temperature, pH/ISE/ORP, Absolute Pressure & Voltage in one sensor. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

Materials Used:

Ring stand 
Clamp - 2
Erlenmeyer flask, 125-mL 
Graduated cylinder, 10-mL 
Beaker, 100-mL 
Beaker, 400-mL 
Hot plate 
Büchner filter flask 
Büchner funnel 
Filter paper
Salicylic acid (C7H6O3) - 2 g
Acetic anhydride (C4H6O3) - 4 mL
Concentrated phosphoric acid (H3PO4) - 1 mL
Wash bottle with distilled water 
Eye dropper 
Rubber policeman 
Ice cold distilled water - 50 mL
Ice for ice bath - 300 mL

The Associated Bundle:

Advanced Chemistry Standard Sensor Bundle


Contains the probeware for completing experiments in the College Chemistry lab manual.

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.