CH 317 Organic Chemistry I
FA 2006 HO
11:00 - 12:15 pm MF and 1:00 – 2:15 pm TR
21 August – 15 December 2006
10:00 - 10:50 AM
CH108 and CH108L
Textbook: Wade "Organic Chemistry" 6th ed. Prentice Hall, 2006
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My main objective is to transfer adequate and sufficient amount of knowledge to all the students at the appropriate levels: a) make sure that students understand the idea I am trying to convey, b) prepare students for the next level of education, c) develop the understanding of students, such that they adapt the process of thinking rather than memorizing facts and principles, d) develop practical skills and techniques to work confidently in laboratories, e) demonstrate how chemistry is part of their daily lives, and f) to use alternative and diverse methods of teaching to keep students motivated and interested during the course of their study in the semester, and hopefully for the rest of their lives.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
This will be the lab reports which are 70-80% of the final grade. It will have the following:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Quizzes: there will be a number of pop quizzes during the semester. Most quizzes will be 5-10 mins long. There will also be some electronic quizzes on the web.
Homework: this will be assigned in class after a chapter is ended. The problems will mostly be from the end of the chapter problems.
· There will be no drinking or eating in the classroom, unless approved by the instructor.
· All assignments submitted should be stapled, neat and legible.
· Any report submitted should be printed using a printer that has black ink. Colored reports will not be accepted unless the color is on a graph or picture.
· Tardiness in coming to class, late submission of homework and quizzes will constitute in a loss of class participation points.
· Inappropriate behavior towards the instructor or a colleague will not be tolerated.
· Students should avail all opportunities to participate in the class, a disinterest in class participation will lead to loss of class participation points.
Exams: there will be three mid-terms and one final exam. The midterms are non-comprehensive, however the final will be a comprehensive exam.
45% 3 mid term exams: (15% each) on Sept.22, Oct. 13 and Nov. 17 (all Fridays); each exam will be one hour long, not comprehensive.
25% 1 final exam 13 Dec. 10:15 – 12:15 pm, 2 hours long and comprehensive.
10% Quizzes: You may expect a 5 min quiz in every class. In addition there will weekly quizzes, which will be 10-15 mins long. All these collectively make up the 10%.
15% Homework: The dates of submission of homework will be announced in the class.
5% Class participation: attendance, participation in the class and general etiquette
Please note: You will be informed ahead of time any changes made in the above schedules.
Unexcused absence of 6 lectures will result in a F in the class
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: See class participation.
Chapter and Title
Introduction to organic chemistry, bonding (orbitals and hybridization), resonance
Practice: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 36, 41
Submit: 20, 23, 25, 35, 37, 40
Chapter 2 and 1:
Introduction to Organic Molecules
(chapter 1 section 1.10 -1.14)
Hybridization and organic chemistry, hydrogen bonding, polarity, homologous series, functional groups, aromaticity, intermolecular forces, writing organic structures. Acids and bases and strength.
Chapter 1: 9, 17, 18, 28
Chapter 2: 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22,
Chapter 1: 26, 27, 29, 42, 43, 45, 46
Structure and Stereochemistry of Alkanes
Nomenclature, isomers, physical properties, cycloalkanes, conformational analysis
Practice: 2 – 10, 14 – 17, 19, 25, 27,
Submit: 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 42, 44
The Study of Chemical Reactions
Types of reactions, radical reactions
chirality, nomenclature, optical activity, optical isomers, enantiomers, racemic mixtures, diastereomers, meso compounds, absolute configuration, resolution
Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination Acidity and basicity (review section 1.12-1.14), alkyl halides, nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions; kinetics of reaction, SN2, SN1, E1 and E2 reactions, stereochemistry of substitution and elimination reactions
Chapters 7, 8 and 9
Alkenes and Alkyne
Nomenclature, synthesis and reactions
Chapters 10 and 11
Synthesis and reactions
Nomenclature, synthesis and reactions of alcohols, Grignard reagents
Ethers, Epoxides and Sulfides
Dienes, resonance, conjugation, Diels-Alder reaction (15.13 UV to be done in CH318)
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You are advised to do the following:
1. Devote at least an hour daily to revise class notes and read ahead of time.
2. Attend ALL classes.
3. To solve problems assigned in the syllabus as the course continues. It is your responsibility to keep solving these problems as the course progresses. These problems will help you understand the subject better and also give you insight on what is expected of you in exams.
4. To keep exam days free of any other commitment as there will be absolutely no makeup exams or quizzes. Exam dates have been set in the syllabus, unless an absolute emergency arises (from the instructors point of view) none of those dates will be changed.
5. Generally there will be a review session before each exam. You are encouraged to bring you problems to these sessions and clarify any doubts. The day the exam is handed back, the common problems in the exam will be discussed, please make sure you attend these important sessions. Students should without hesitation request for study sessions at any time and they will be scheduled according to time available.
Last Updated:8/18/2006 3:19:35 PM