Chemistry 3719, Organic Chemistry I, Department of Chemistry, Youngstown State University
CHEM 3719 Spring Semester 2008, TTh 5:10 – 6:25 PM, Moser Hall 2000 (Schwebel Auditorium)
Professor Dr. John Jackson - Room 5009, W.B.H., (330) 941-1551, e-mail: email@example.com
Office Hours M-F 11:00 AM -12:00 PM, other times by appointment
Text Book “Organic Chemistry, 7th Edition” Francis A. Carey – ISBN 0-07-304787-2
Class WebSite http://www.as.ysu.edu/~jjackson/CHEM3719/
Course Objectives: The focus of this course will be to help the students understand the underlying principles of
Organic Chemistry. The students will be able to appreciate the relationship between the structure of an organic
compound or intermediate, and its physical, chemical, and/or spectroscopic properties. The material presented in
this course provides the necessary foundation for continued studies in organic chemistry, including the mechanisms
of organic reactions, organic synthesis, bioorganic chemistry, and other related fields that involve organic
Approximate ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE
Week Chapters Title Suggested Homework Problems from Text
1 1 Structure Determines Properties 1.1 – 1.73
2 2 Alkanes 2.1 – 2.43
3 3 Conformations of Alkanes and 3.1 – 3.39
4-5 4 Alcohols and Alkyl Halides 4.1 – 4.53
5 EXAM I Thursday
February 14, 2008
6 5 Elimination Reactions 5.1 – 5.51
7 6 Addition Reactions 6.1 – 6.64
8-9 7 Stereochemistry 7.1 – 7.45
9 EXAM II Thursday
March 20, 2008
10 8 Nucleophilic Substitution 8.1 – 8.51
11 9 Alkynes 9.1 – 9.35
11 10 Conjugation in Alkadienes 10.1 – 10.40
12-13 11 Arenes and Aromaticity 11.1 – 11.50
13 EXAM III Thursday
April 17, 2008
14-15 12 Electrophilic Aromatic 12.1 – 12.45
16 FINAL Thursday, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
EXAM May 8, 2008
Last Day for Withdrawing with a Grade of 'W', Thursday, March 27, 2008
Grading: There will be three 50-minute exams worth 100 points each. The lowest exam of the three will be
dropped. The laboratory portion of the course will be worth 100 points. There is a comprehensive final exam worth
200 points, for a course total of 500 points. Letter grades will be assigned by the following:
A (500 - 450 pts.); B (449 – 400 pts.); C (399 - 300 pts.); D (299 - 250 pts.); F below 250 pts.
This grading scale may be lowered, depending upon the difficulty level of the exams.
Makeup Exams: There will be no makeup exams. If you miss an exam, that will be the exam that gets dropped.
If you miss the final exam, and have a passing grade up to that point, you will be given an “I” (an incomplete
grade). See the Undergraduate Bulletin for more information.
Attendance: Attendance at lecture is very strongly encouraged. Students will be held responsible for any
information, material, and announcements made in lecture.
Homework: Successful completion of these problems will greatly raise your performance on the exams. The
assigned problems WILL NOT be counted in your overall point total. Additional problems may be assigned.
Recitation Sections, CHEM 3719R: There are recitation sections for CHEM 3719. These sections are graded
separately from the class. The purpose of the recitation section is discussion of CHEM 3719 material and
approaches to problem solving. The Recitation Sections are required for chemistry majors, although, anyone is
welcome to register for them.
Laboratory, CHEM 3719L: The laboratory schedule will be passed out during the first scheduled lab meeting.
Materials fees. The materials fees collected for this laboratory course are used to partially defray the cost of
replacing expendable materials and obsolete equipment, repairing equipment, and obtaining new equipment
appropriate for student use in state of the art instruction in the laboratory science of chemistry.
Computer Laboratory: This lab, located in room 5043 Ward Beecher Hall has 25 PC’s with ChemBioOffice 2008,
PC Spartan, ChemWindows Suite 5.1, CHEM TV (a software package with animations of organic reactions, and
biomolecules), Mechanisms in Motion (another software package which features animations of organic reactions),
Adobe Acrobat Reader (for viewing *.pdf files), Netscape Communicator, NUTS (a NMR processing program), and
ACD 1H and 13C NMR prediction software. There is a HP 4000TN Laser Printer in the room.
This laboratory is designed to serve students in our large enrollment chemistry courses such as Organic Chemistry,
Quantitative Analysis, and General Chemistry. It is large enough that entire laboratory sections from the previously
mentioned courses can have times reserved for specific laboratory/class related exercises. This computer laboratory
was funded by the State of Ohio and Youngstown State University to support undergraduate and graduate
education in Chemistry. There are a number of unique Chemistry related software packages in this computer
laboratory not found elsewhere on campus, as a result, students enrolled in Chemistry courses will be given first
priority for use of this computer facility. Computer Laboratory hours will be posted outside of room 5043.
Academic Honesty: (taken from pages 42 of the 2007—2008 Undergraduate Bulletin, available online at:
Academic honesty is essential to the educational process and serves to protect the integrity of the University community. Therefore, all members of the
University community have a responsibility of maintaining high standards of honesty and ethical practice. Cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic
dishonesty constitute a serious violation of University conduct regulations. Though instructors are responsible for taking all reasonable precautions to prevent
cheating and plagiarizing, students share a joint responsibility and should report any act of academic dishonesty to the instructor. In cases involving academic
dishonesty, the faculty member may take one or more of the following actions: • warn a student; no further action is requested; • submit an “F” grade on the
exam or paper; • submit an “F” grade for the course; • and/or request additional sanctions from the Student Academic Grievance Subcommittee. The faculty
member should discuss the circumstances of the incident with the student prior to taking any action. The student may appeal any actions affecting the grade.
The Student Academic Grievance Subcommittee will handle such appeals. A report of any action will be filed in the Office of the Provost. Repeated incidents
of academic dishonesty or flagrant, single offenses may warrant action beyond a failing grade in the course. Procedures for reporting, investigating, and
considering disciplinary action are found in The Code. A copy of this publication may be obtained from the Office of Student Life, the Office of the Vice
President for Student Affairs, or the Center for Student Progress.