Chemistry 30A Introduction to Organic Chemistry Spring 2009 by cometjunkie56


									Chemistry 30A: Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Spring 2009

MWF 12-12:50 CS50

Instructor: Dr. Arif Karim
Office: 3077D Young Hall
Office Hours: M 3-5 and by appointment

Teaching Assistants:     Gregg Barcan
                         Dayanara Parra
                         Krastina Petrova
                         Saori Shiraki

Required Textbooks:
Organic Chemistry 5th Edition (Brown and Foote)
Study Guide and Solutions Manual for textbook
Molecular Model Kit

Optional Textbooks:
Organic Chemistry as a Second Language 2nd Edition (Klein)
Pushing Electrons 3rd Edition (Weeks)

General: The course will follow the textbook very closely so it is critical that you keep up with
the assigned reading. The best way to learn the material in this course is to do a lot of practice
problems. Looking for trends in the reactions, etc. will be much more effective than trying to
memorize everything.

Exams: The midterm exams will be held in the evenings from 7 to 8:30pm in Weeks 5 and 8.

Midterm 1: Monday (4/27) (30%)

Midterm 2: Monday (5/18) (30%)

The final exam will be held at the time allotted in the schedule of classes.

Final Exam: Thursday (6/11), 8-11am (40%)

Makeup Exams: Makeup exams will only be given in the case of a medical emergency
appropriately documented by a physician. Makeup exams will not be given in the case of
vacation travel.

Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Any instances of cheating will
result in a zero on the exam and referral to the Dean.

Regrades: The regrade policy is posted on the course website
Chemistry 30A: Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Fall 2008

Date         Subject                                                  Reading
Mon (3/30)   Electronic Structure and the Lewis Model                 1.1-1.2
Wed (4/1)    Functional Groups and Bonding                            1.3-1.4
Fri (4/3)    Polar and Nonpolar Molecules, Quantum Mechanics          1.5-1.6
Mon (4/6)    Valence Bond Theory, Molecular Orbital Theory            1.7
Wed (4/8)    Resonance, Bond Lengths and Strengths                    1.8-1.10
Fri (4/10)   Structure of Alkanes, Alkane Nomenclature                2.1-2.3
Mon (4/13)   Cycloalkanes, Conformational Analysis                    2.4-2.6
Wed (4/15)   Physical Properties and Reactions of Alkanes             2.7-2.9
Fri (4/17)   Stereoisomerism and Chirality                            3.1, 3.2, 3.9
Mon (4/20)   Naming Stereocenters: R and S                            3.3-3.4
Wed (4/22)   Cyclic Molecules with Multiple Stereocenters             3.5-3.7
Fri (4/24)   Chirality in the Biological World                        3.8
Mon (4/27)   Review
Mon (4/27)   Midterm 1 7-8:30pm
Wed (4/29)   Acids and Bases                                          4.1-4.3
Fri (5/1)    Acid/Base Equilibrium, Molecular Structure and Acidity   4.4-4.6 (4.7)
Mon (5/4)    Structure and Properties of Haloalkanes                  8.1-8.3
Wed (5/6)    Nucleophilic Substitution in Haloalkanes                 9.1-9.3
Fri (5/8)    Nucleophilic Substitution                                9.4-9.5
Mon (5/11)   Elimination Reactions, Substitution vs. Elimination      9.6-9.8
Wed (5/13)   Structure and Properties of Alkenes and Alkynes          5.1-5.3, 7.1-7.4
Fri (5/15)   Reactions of Alkenes                                     6.1-6.2, 6.3AB
Mon (5/18)   Review
Mon (5/18)   Midterm 2 7-8:30pm
Wed (5/20)   Electrophilic Additions to Alkenes                       6.3 CDE
Fri (5/22)   Electrophilic Additions to Alkenes                       6.3-6.6
Mon (5/25)   HOLIDAY: Memorial Day
Wed (5/27)   Electrophilic Additions to Alkenes                       6.3-6.6
Fri (5/29)   Preparation and Reactions of Alkynes                     7.5-7.7
Mon (6/1)    Reduction of Alkynes, Organic Synthesis                  7.8-7.9
Wed (6/3)    Preparation of Haloalkanes                               8.4-8.5
Fri (6/5)    Allylic Halogenation and Radical Addition to Alkenes     8.6, 8.8, 29.6A

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