Syllabus Autumn 2017 CHEM 223 v9.28.17.docx

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CHEM 223A Autumn 2017 Organic Chemistry – Short Program Course Information, Syllabus, and Tentative Schedule Lecture Instructor: Professor Paul Hopkins; Bagley 303F; office hours Mon noon-1 pm, Thurs 1-2 pm, or by appointment or chance. Quiz Section Teaching Assistants: Sections AA, AD, AE, AG—Madison Goodstein, [email protected] , office hours Mon 9:30- 10:30 am, Fri 9:30-10:30 am in the Organic Study Center (BAG 331) Sections AB, AC, AF, AH—Avijit Hazra, [email protected] , office hours Tues 2:25-3:25 pm, Thurs 8:45-9:45 am in the Organic Study Center (BAG 331) Course Description and Goals: Introductory organic chemistry focuses on the structure (how atoms are arranged in the three dimensions of space) and bond-breaking and bond-making chemical reactions of simple carbon-containing, organic molecules. There are millions of small organic molecules, far too many for us to study individually. Instead our goal is to learn to apply the relatively small number of fundamental principles that can account for the structures and reactions of these millions of individual substances. This course will focus on the structure and reactivity of hydrocarbons, organohalides, and oxygen-containing organic substances (especially alcohols, aldehydes, and ketones). The follow-on course, CHEM 224, will then discuss carboxylic acids and amines, allowing you to move finally to the molecules of life: carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, and fats. Course Materials: Text: We will reasonably closely follow chapters 1-9 of Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry , John McMurray, 7th Edition. We will skip a few subjects therein. I will also add some lecture content not in the book. A tentative time schedule can be found at the end of this document. Molecular Models: A molecular model kit could be helpful in visualizing molecules in three dimensions; you’ll find many options on-line (try “molecular model” search term on Amazon). Examples include Duluth Labs molecular model kit (available at the University Bookstore), HGS Polyhedron models and Molecular Visions by Darling. Don’t break your budget on a model kit. Website: Course materials can be found on Canvas. Lectures will be recorded with Panopto. I prefer that the videos supplement rather than replace lecture attendance. Be warned that there could be unexpected technical difficulties making one or more video lecture(s) unavailable. Electronic Homework: Required homework will be online through Sapling Learning. The cost is $25.50/quarter, paid directly to Sapling. Register as follows: 1. On the Canvas course page, go to Assignments for the link to the Sapling log in page.
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