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CH 317 Organic Chemistry I
Howell, Donna Kae


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Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CH 317 Organic Chemistry I

Semester

UJU 2009 HO

Faculty

Howell, Donna Kae

Title

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Office Location

SC 306

Office Hours

M-R 2:30-3:30

Daytime Phone

816-584-6416

E-Mail

donna.howell@park.edu

Semester Dates

June 1 -June 26, 2009

Class Days

-MTWR--

Class Time

8:00 - 10:15 AM

Prerequisites

CH 107 and CH 08

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Organic Chemistry, 5th Edition, Bruice.

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Course Description:
CH317 Organic Chemistry I: An introduction to lab techniques in organic chemistry; extraction, purification, and chromoatographic analysis. Basic qualitative analysis of functional groups and separation of compounds of different functional groups. Co-requisite: CH317 0:4:1

Educational Philosophy:

I believe in supporitng 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 and several exams. My thoughts behind this are two-fold. First, a large point base limits the effect one assignment has on the overall grade.  Second, homework assignemtns 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. 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:
Written lab reports, products, quizzes, lab technique

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Three Hour Exams, Daily Quizzes, Final Exam.
 
The 3 Hour Exams will be given each Thursday and will cover material from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week.
 
The Quizzes will be given every day and will directly from the recommended review problems assigned each day.  The first quiz will be given on the first day of classes.  This will cover a review of Lewis structures, geometry, polarity and hybridization from CH 107/108.  A review sheet will be emailed to students one week prior to the first day of classes.
 
The Final Exam will be approximately 50% comprehensive and 50% material from the final week of classes.

Grading:

Three (3) Hour Exams, each 100 points for 300 points.
Twelve (12) Daily Quizzes, each 20 points for 240 points.
One (1) Final Exam, 150 points.
 
Total points for the session: 690 points.
 
Points needed for A: 620 (89.9%)
Points needed for B: 551 (79.9%)
Points needed for C: 482 (69.9%)
Points needed for D: 413 (59.9%)
 
Borderline grades will be evaluated by the instructor on the basis of class participation and attendance.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
If a student misses a quiz or an 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 student my 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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

June 1: Pages 1-43

 

 

June 2: Pages 44-65.

 

June 3: Pages 71-78, 85-89, 640-643, 722-728, 790-792.

 

June 4: EXAM 1 and Pages 78-84, 126-136, 260, 651-652, 678-681.

 

June 8: Pages 85-90, 724-728, 790-792.

 

June 9: Pages 94-116, 188-191, 466-469.

 

June 10: Pages 129-132, 137-154, 188-192.

 

June 11: EXAM 2 and Pages 159-179.

 

June 15: Pages 181-187, 272-273, 389-411, 438-445.

 

June 16: Pages 200-250.

 

June 17: Pages 344-380.
 

 

June 18: EXAM 3 and pages 411-423.

 

June 22: Pages 258-283.

 

June 23: Pages 95-100, 445-447, 449-452.

 

June 24: Pages 481-506. Review for Final Exam.

 

June 25: 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

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 2008-2009 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 "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

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 .



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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