CH318 Organic Chemistry II

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CH 318 Organic Chemistry II


SP 2009 HO


Howell, Donna Kae


Assistant Professor of Chemistry


PhD Chemistry, Louisiana State University

Office Location

SC 306

Office Hours

MTWRF 10-11, M 2-4, F 2-3

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

January 12 - May 8, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 8:50 AM


Successful completion of CH317 and 317L

Credit Hours


Organic Chemistry, 5th edition, Bruice

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Additional Resources:
Molecular Modeling Kit (available from CHEM club for $15)

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Course Description:
Application of principles learned in CH317 to members of each homologous series. Importance of organic compounds in our daily lives. Introduction to bioorganic chemistry (amino acids, nuclear bases, carbohydrates, lipids). Prerequisite: CH317. Corequisite: CH318L. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

I believe in supporting student learning and maintaining high expectations for student performance.  I will, to the best of my ability, provide an environment conducive to student learning.
I do assign fairly large amounts of homework, quizzes and several exams.  My thoughts behind this are two-fold.  First, a large points base limits the effect one assignment has on the overall grade.  Second, homework assignments and quizzes provide feedback on concepts BEFORE the exam.  Misconceptions can be corrected before it becomes a major problem.
I have an open door policy to students.  Please feel free to stop by and ask questions, or just come in for a chat!

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply spectroscopic analysis (NMR, UV-Vis, IR, GC-MS etc) to organic compounds.
  2. Name conjugated systems, phenols and the following homologous series: aromatic, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and its derivatives, amines.
  3. Explain and predict the synthesis, properties, reactions and applications of the above-mentioned classes of compounds.
  4. Integrate and apply topics in CH317 and CH 318: nomenclature, synthesis and reactions, synthesis and reactions, to biological compounds, e.g. carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids.

Core Assessment:

This will be a final exam worth 20-25% of the final grade.  It will have the following:

  • contain questions on 70-90% of the core learning objectives,
  • have some short answer questions,
  • assess terminology taught in the course as per learning objectives,
  • some element of compare and contrast of concepts covered in the learning objectives,
  • 30-50% of the exam will assess the synthetic processes as covered in the learning objectives,
  • 15-20% of the exam will assess the nomenclature covered in the learning objectives, and
  • 10-20% of the exam will be on spectroscopic analysis.

Class Assessment:

Daily Quizzes, Hour Exams, Final Exam.
The 3 Hour Exams will be given.
The Quizzes will be given every week and will be directly from the recommended review problems assigned. 
The Final Exam will be approximately 50% comprehensive and 50% material from the final week of classes. 


10 Weekly Quizzes, 20 points each = 200 points
3 Hour Exams, 100 points = 300 points
1 Final Exam, 150 points
Total points possible = 650 points.
Points needed for A:   585 (89.9%)
Points needed for B:   520 (79.9%)
Points needed for C:   455 (69.9%)
Points needed for D:   390 (59.9%)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
If a student misses a quiz or exam, the student must contact the instructor by NOON the day of the absence to schedule a makeup.  No makeup will be given if the student does not contact the instructor by NOON.  Only serious reasons will be considered for missing a class period.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Respect for each other and the instructor will be expected.  Any disruptive behavior will not be allowed.
Cell phones and pagers must be turned off or put on silent mode prior to entering the classroom.  Text messaging during class will result in immediate dismissal.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


Week 1
Elimination and Substitution Reactions:  Pages: 344-423
Week 2
Stereochemistry:  Pages: 200-228, 246-250
Week 3
Alkynes: Structure, Properties and Reactions.Pages: 258-283.
Week 4
Alcohols and Ethers: Properties and Reactions. Pages: 95-100, 445-447, 449-452 and additional notes (KMnO4 oxidation), 917-918.

Week 5

Oxidation Reduction reactions: Page 430-435, 438-445, 800-804, 908-917, 465-469, 796-799

Week 6
Delocalized electrons: Page 287-334.

Week 7

.More Delocalized Electrons. Page 287-334.


Week 8
Aromaticity: Pages 640-670
Week 9
Reactions of Substituted Benzenes: Pages 677-712
Week 10

Carbonyl Compounds I: Pages 733-768.

Week 11
More Carbonyl Compounds I: Pages 733-768.
Week 12
Aldehydes and Ketones: Pages 795-836.

Week 13

More Aldehydes and Ketones: Pages 795-836.

Week 14

Carbonyl Compounds III: Pages 850-895.


Week 15

More Carbonyl Compounds III: Pages 850-895.


May 4, 2009
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Final Exam

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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