212Lec1Sp09 - Welcome to Chem 212 Dr Katherine Masters Meet...

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Welcome to Chem 212! Dr. Katherine Masters
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Meet the faculty… Dr. Katie Masters 218 Whitmore Lab 863-3319 [email protected] Office hrs: Wed & Fri 2 to 4 pm Ahmed Yimam [email protected] Office hours: TBA in 211 Whitmore (resource room) Ahmed is here.
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Course info… Website: ANGEL; Lecture notes are posted on ANGEL under the “Lessons” tab. Texts: • McMurry, Organic Chemistry , 7th ed. • McMurry, Study Guide and Solutions to Organic Chemistry , 7th ed. A notebook to record notes/mechanisms is required. A molecular modeling kit is optional.
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Undergrad Chem Office Resource Room , 211 Whitmore Lab Ahmed’s office hours! Mike Joyce 210 Whitmore Lab
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Topics to be covered… Spectroscopy Carbonyl Chemistry: Aldehydes & ketones Alpha-Substitution Reactions Amine Chemistry Bioorganic Chemistry Pericyclic Reactions
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Assessment… Four Exams: • Three two-hour, evening exams (each 100 pts) • Cumulative final exam (100 pts) • Worth 85% of final grade Lecture Problems: • Twelve given, only ten count • 20 points a piece • Worth 12% of final grade Group Questions: • ~One set per week • Point values TBD • Worth 3% of final grade • Randomly given
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Exams are meant to test your level of proficiency on lecture material. Most, if not all, exam questions will contain short-answer questions . Two-hour exams*: Exam I: Wednesday, February 11 Exam 2: Wednesday, March 18 Exam 3: Wednesday, April 8 Cumulative Final Exam: Finals week *A comprehensive make-up exam will be given towards the end of the semester. Replacing a low exam score: 80% of the final exam grade can replace one low exam score.
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More on exams. .. Practice exams and review sheets
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