Syllabus - CHEM 228 - Organic Chemistry II Spring 2008...

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CHEM 228 - Organic Chemistry II Instructor: Dr. Megan Tichy Spring 2008 Office Hours: MW 1-2:50; TR 3-3:50 Office: Chemistry 319 Email: mtichy@mail.chem.tamu.edu Phone: 862-1221 Prerequisite: CHEM 227 Text: John McMurry, Organic Chemistry, 7 th edition, Thomson Brooks/Cole . Both eBook AND eSolutions guide are available through OWL ( owl.chem.tamu.edu ). Course website: elearning.tamu.edu grades, supplementary notes and related material Course objective: Why must I take Organic Chemistry if I don’t want to be a chemist!? Organic chemistry is a second language (or a third or fourth for some of you!). Beyond that, this course will help you to solve problems using your new language. Your job is to think critically as an answer-seeker – be it in medicine, engineering, nutrition, law, or business – you will find opportunities to use the problem solving skills taught in this course. You may not need to “predict a product” ever again but your mental muscle will be built and toned after doing well in this course. CHEM 227 was mostly about learning the ropes – the vocabulary. Now – in CHEM 228 - let’s put that vocabulary to good use. Topics: CH 12 mass spectrometry CH 13 nuclear magnetic resonance CH 14 UV- vis and conjugation CH 15 benzene CH 16 aromaticity CH 19 aldehydes/ketones CH 25 carbohydrates CH 20 carboxylic acids CH 21 CA derivatives CH 22 alpha substitution rxns CH 23 conjugation rxns CH 24 amines CH 26 amino acids/peptides Grades: Your final grade will be based on your performance on exams , quizzes, OWL work, and the final exam. I will post the stats for each exam on webCT-Vista so you can track your progress and compare your score to the rest of the students. Cutoffs ( e. g. what constitutes an A, B…) are based on percentage correct out of total possible points, but will vary depending on the performance of the class as a whole. Thus, I cannot provide you with rigid set of cutoffs at the outset of the semester. That said, cutoff scores will not deviate considerably from the estimated values shown below. I will post all cutoffs online after they have been calculated, but please keep in mind that an 85% doesn’t guarantee an A, and 84% might not always be a B. Coursework approximate cutoffs 150 pts Exam I (CH 12-14) > 85% A 100 pts Exam II (CH 15, 16) 75 - 84% B 100 pts Exam III (CH 19, 25) 65 - 74% C 150 pts Exam IV (CH 20-23) 50 - 64% D 60 pts in-class quizzes (6 @ 10pts) < 49% F 55 pts OWL HW (scaled at end) 85 pts OWL EOC (scaled at end) 200 pts Final Exam (cumulative) 900 pts Total Section Time Room 510 11:10-12:25 2102 512 12:45-2:00 2104 513 3:55-5:10 2102
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Schedule: TUES WED THURS FRI SUN Jan15 - CH12 Jan 17 - CH12 Jan 22 - CH13 Jan 24 - CH13 Jan 29 - CH14 Jan 31 - CH14 Review 6:30 PM CHEM 100 Feb 5 - EXAM I Feb 7 - CH15 Feb 11 - CH16 Feb 14 - CH16 Review 6:30 PM CHEM 100 Feb 19 - EXAM II Feb 21 - CH19 Feb 26 - CH19 Feb 28 - CH19/25 Review 6:30 PM CHEM 100 Mar 4 - CH25 Mar 6 - EXAM III Mar 11 - Spring Break Mar 13 - Spring Break Mar 18 - CH20 Mar 20 - CH20/21 Mar 25 - CH21 Mar 27 - CH21 Apr 1 - CH22 Q-drop deadline Apr 3 - CH22/23 Apr 8 - CH23 Apr 10 - CH23 Review 6:30 PM CHEM 100 Apr 15 - EXAM IV Apr 17 - CH24 Apr 22 - CH24/26 Apr 24 - CH26 Apr 29 - Last day of classes; Redefined as Friday Apr 30 Final Review 1-3PM CHEM 100
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