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CH 317 Organic Chemistry I
Gupta, Sapna


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Course

CH 317 Organic Chemistry I

Semester

FA 2006 HO

Faculty

Gupta, Sapna

Title

Associate Prof

Office Location

SC 306

Office Hours

11:00 - 12:15 pm MF and 1:00 – 2:15 pm TR

Daytime Phone

816-584-6416

E-Mail

sapna@park.edu

drsapnag@yahoo.com

Web Page

http://captain.park.edu/chemistry

Semester Dates

21 August – 15 December 2006

Class Days

-M-W-F-

Class Time

10:00 - 10:50 AM

Prerequisites

CH108 and CH108L

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Wade "Organic Chemistry" 6th ed. Prentice Hall, 2006

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Course Description:
An introduction to the chemistry of carbon based compounds. Nomenclature, structure, bonding, and reaction mechanisms of organic importance in pharmaceutics. PREREQUISITE: CH 108 and CH108 L.  CO-REQUISITE: CH 317L (except in accelerated programs.) 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

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

  1. Describe hybridization, orbitals, resonance, hydrogen bonding, polarity, homologous series, functional groups, aromaticity, intermolecular forces, writing organic structures
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of nomenclature, structure, physical properties, synthesis, and reactions of alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, sulfides
  3. Describe and apply stereochemistry
  4. Describe nucleophilic substitution, elimination reaction, and the kinetics behind these
  5. Describe conjugated systems, principles of acidity and basicity, and reaction mechanisms
  6. Carry out simple organic synthesis


Core Assessment:

This will be the lab reports which are 70-80% of the final grade.  It will have the following:



  • evaluation of writing skills,

  • assess terminology taught in the course as per learning objectives,

  • evaluate for the appropriate scientific lab report writing skills i.e. title, purpose, procedure, calculations and conclusions, and

  • the conclusions will have appropriate critical analysis of the experiment performed.

Link to Class Rubric

Class 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. 

Class Participation:      

·        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.

Grading:

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:

  1. Class quizzes and exams cannot be made up. 
  2. Homework is to be submitted on the dates given during class and at the beginning of the class.  20% of the score will be deducted for each day the assignment is submitted late. 
  3. Assignments submitted after one week will not be accepted for grading.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
See class participation.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Chapter and Title

Description

Assignment

Chapter 1

Introduction:

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.

Practice:

Chapter 1: 9, 17, 18, 28

Chapter 2: 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22,

Submit:

Chapter 1: 26, 27, 29, 42, 43, 45, 46

Chapter 2:

Chapter 3:

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

Chapters 4

The Study of Chemical Reactions

Types of reactions, radical reactions

Practice:

Submit:

Chapter 5

Stereochemistry

chirality, nomenclature, optical activity, optical isomers, enantiomers, racemic mixtures, diastereomers, meso compounds, absolute configuration, resolution

Practice:

Submit:

Chapter 6

Alkyl Halides

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

Practice:

Submit:

Chapters 7, 8 and 9

Alkenes and Alkyne

Nomenclature, synthesis and reactions

Practice:

Submit:

Chapters 10 and 11

Alcohols

Synthesis and reactions

Nomenclature, synthesis and reactions of alcohols, Grignard reagents

Practice:

Submit:

Chapter 14

Ethers, Epoxides and Sulfides

Nomenclature, synthesis and reactions

Practice:

Submit:

Chapter 15

Conjugated systems

Dienes, resonance, conjugation, Diels-Alder reaction (15.13 UV to be done in CH318)

Practice:

Submit:

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:

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.



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
describe nucleophilic substiution and elimination reactions, recognize different synthetic methods and decide the best way to make a certain compound describe nucleophilic substiution and elimination reactions, recognize 70-60% ot the synthetic methods and decide the best way to make a certain compound describe nucleophilic substiution and elimination reactions, recognize 60-50% of the synthetic methods and decide the best way to make a certain compound unable to describe nucleophilic substiution and elimination reactions, recognize different synthetic methods and decide the best way to make a certain compound 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
knows synthesis of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, and conjugated systems knows synthesis of 4-5 functional groups mentioned in the previous column knows synthesis of 2 or less functional groups mentioned in the previous column knows synthesis of only one or no functional groups mentioned in the previous column 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
solve a problem by using the proper terminology, nomenclature, principles and concepts of organic compounds solve a problem by using 70-60% proper terminology,  nomenclature, principles and concepts of organic compounds solve a problem by using 60-50% the proper terminology, nomenclature, principles and concepts of organic compounds unable solve a problem by using the proper terminology, nomenclature, principles and concepts of organic compounds 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Same as analysis Same as analysis Same as analysis Same as analysis 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Be able to explain the principles and connect the concepts with proper terminology of the all the above mentioned sections Be able to explain 70-60% of the principles and connect the concepts with proper terminology of the all the above mentioned sections Be able to explain 60-50% of the principles and connect the concepts with proper terminology of the all the above mentioned sections Be able to explain less than 50% of the principles and connect the concepts with proper terminology of the all the above mentioned sections 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Knows and is able to explain keywords and concepts of bonding, acids and bases, stereochemistry, various reaction mechanisms and specific reactions Knows and is able to explain 70-60% keywords and concepts of bonding, acids and bases, stereochemistry, various reaction mechanisms and specific reactions Knows and is able to explain 60-50% keywords and concepts of bonding, acids and bases, stereochemistry, various reaction mechanisms and specific reactions Does not knows and is unable to explain any keywords and concepts of bonding, acids and bases, stereochemistry, various reaction mechanisms and specific reactions 

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