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Unformatted text preview: San Jos State University Department of Chemistry CHEM 216: Physical Organic Chemistry
Instructor: Office location: Telephone: Email: Office hours: Class days/time: Final Exam: Classroom: Prerequisites: Dr. David Brook SCI 166 (408) 924-4994 [email protected] MW TTh 1800-1915 Thursday May 15, 1715-1930 DH 219 CHEM 112B with a grade of C or better/instructors consent Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course syllabus and major assignment sheets may be found on my faculty web page: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty_and_staff/faculty_detail.jsp?id=2096. You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU. This will be used for updates, etc. You may not reply to this message, use my email address, [email protected], for questions, etc. Please put CHEM216 in the subject line of any emails related to this class Course Description and Goals From the Catalog: Application of molecular orbital theory to organic chemistry and related topics. Prerequisite: CHEM 112B and CHEM 161B (or equivalents with grades of "C" or better; "C-" not accepted). The course aims to provide a deeper understanding of structure, bonding and reactivity as applied to organic chemistry. We will begin with experimental tools such as spectroscopy, linear free energy relationships and reaction kinetics. We will then look at models of bonding and the experimental evidence to support them, and how these models can help us to understand physical and chemical properties of organic molecules. In addition to classic mechanistic studies, we will apply our understanding to diverse subjects of current interest including conducting organic polymers and LEDs, fullerenes, light harvesting molecules and supramolecular chemistry. CHEM 216 Physical Organic Chemistry Spring 2008 page 1 of 4 Student Learning Objectives Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to: Use the results of simple kinetic measurements and substitution effects (via linear free energy relationships) to propose or eliminate possible reaction mechanisms Describe the qualitative differences between the valence-bond and molecular orbital models of bonding and the merits and drawbacks of each Use the valence-bond and molecular orbital methods to describe bonding in simple organic molecules and explain their physical and chemical properties Use the valence-bond or molecular orbital models (as appropriate) to rationalize various organic reactions, and properties of organic reactive intermediates Describe the basic photophysical processes for organic molecules via Jablonski diagrams. Relate electronic absorption and emission spectra to the electronic structure of simple organic molecules. Use results of physical measurements to propose/eliminate possible photochemical and photophysical processes. Texts No specific text has been chosen for this class, however students may find it useful to consult any of the following Carey and Sundberg: Advanced Organic Chemistry Part A. (Kluwer/Plenum) Smith and March: Advanced Organic Chemistry (Wiley) Isaacs: Physical Organic Chemistry (Addison Wesley Longman) Lowry and Richardson: Mechanism and Theory in Organic Chemistry (Harper and Row) Other texts may also be referenced depending on the subject matter. In addition, selected readings from the chemical literature will be assigned in class. These will be available via the university library. Other equipment requirements A set of molecular models. Dropping and Adding You are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drops, academic renewal, etc. found at http://sa.sjsu.edu/student_conduct. You should be aware of the new deadlines and penalties for adding and dropping classes. Assignments and Grading Policy Assessment will be via three take home problem sets and an in class presentation during the final exam period.
CHEM 216 Physical Organic Chemistry Spring 2008 page 2 of 4 Due dates Feb 28
Problem Set 1 Mar 27
Problem Set 2 April 24 Problem Set 3 "Final Exam": Thursday May 15, 1715-1930 Grading: Grades will be based on the three problem sets (75%) and the final presentation (25%). University Policies Academic integrity Students are expected to be familiar with the University's Academic Integrity Policy. Please review this at http://sa.sjsu.edu/student_conduct. "Your own commitment to learning, as evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University and the University's integrity policy, require you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of Student Conduct and Ethical development." Instances of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Cheating on exams or plagiarism (presenting the work of another as your own, or the use of another person's ideas without giving proper credit) will result in a failing grade and sanctions by the University. For this class, all assignments are to be completed by the individual student unless otherwise specified. Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with the DRC (Disability Resource Center) to establish a record of their disability. Special accommodations for exams require ample notice to the testing office and must be submitted to the instructor well in advance of the exam date. CHEM 216 Physical Organic Chemistry Spring 2008 page 3 of 4 CHEM 216 Course Schedule
Topics will be discussed approximately the following order: Models of chemical bonding I: Valence-Bond model Models of chemical bonding II: Molecular Orbitals Free radicals, diradicals and high spin molecules Tools I: Kinetics and Thermodynamics Tools II: Linear Free Energy Relationships Stereochemistry and Conformation, Molecular recognition Nucleophilic Substitution Addition and Elimination Anions and organometallic species. Carbonyl Compounds Aromatic Substitution Concerted Reactions, Photochemistry and excited states CHEM 216 Physical Organic Chemistry Spring 2008 page 4 of 4 ...
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