Here is a general idea of the material that will be covered. Ochem study is cumulative
and relies upon previous information. Some of the concepts like axial, equatorial bond of
cyclohexane, SN1 and SN2 reaction, radical halogenation of alkanes and similar
principles form general knowledge. And even though they are not taught during this
class, the information will be invoked in questions as a general rule.
Ch9. General synthesis of linear and cyclic ether and their reactions.
Ch10. NMR: theory, chemical shift, integration, splitting (coupling) for both proton and
Ch11. Alkenes: General preparation of alkenes, aspects of structure, bonding, naming and
nmr. Characteristic IR peaks and general information from mass spectra, degree of
unsaturation, relative stability of olefins from heats of hydrogenation etc.
Hydrogenation, addition rxns: hydration and X2 addition, HX addn; oxymecuration-
demercuration, hydroboration, carbenes, epoxide, OsO4 rxn, ozonolysis, radical
General: Mechanism of reactions, synthetic problems etc.