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Unformatted text preview: REVISED & UPDATED REVISED & UPDATED CHEMISTRY 302 Organic Chemistry I David R. Myers, Ph.D. Fall, 2009 Office : F119, Fisher Science and Academic Centre Extension 7436; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Class Webpage: www.simons-rock.edu/~myersd/orgo1.html Office Hours : M 2:00-3:30, W 1:00-3:00; or by appointment. Class : MW 8:30-9:55 a.m., F202, Recitation/Problem Session : F 9:00-9:55 a.m. Laboratory : T 9:00-11:55 a.m., F128 Course Description: This course is designed to develop the theoretical and practical aspects of the chemistry of carbon compounds. Topics include bonding, classification of functional groups, organic chemical nomenclature, electron delocalization, stereochemistry, beginning of reaction mechanisms, and simple chemical syntheses. The course will run under the lecture-less format developed at Princeton University; under this format, the student has the greater responsibility for staying current with the material. Classtime will be devoted to problem solving to illustrate the how and why of organic chemistry, plus, as necessary, some lecture on the more esoteric and/or difficult topics. The laboratory experiments will primarily address the skills and techniques of organic chemistry labs, including synthesis, separations, and extractions; some experiments will demonstrate lecture topics. Experiments will be performed either micro- or semi-micro scale. Course Objectives: To provide the beginning of a solid basis in organic chemistry, and prepare the student for the second semester of organic chemistry. The student should develop an ease with the subject, and be able to read and understand parts of the chemical literature. The techniques learned in the laboratory are important, as they will be used in the second semester also, and, should the student enter chemistry as either a graduate student or a profession, throughout the rest of the career. Course Requirements : 1) Attendance : In theory, there are no "allowed" cuts (compliance with the college policy on observation of religious holidays excepted) in either the lecture or the laboratory. Reality dictates that some will occur; therefore 3 unexcused absences from lecture, 1 from laboratory will be permitted without penalty. It is understood that from lecture, 1 from laboratory will be permitted without penalty....
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