CHEM140B_2009_Syllabus0 - Final Syllabus CHEM 140B Spring...

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Unformatted text preview: Final Syllabus CHEM 140B Spring 2009 Tu, Th 2:00-3:20 pm, room 108, Peterson Hall INSTRUCTOR: Professor Tadeusz MOLINSKI, room 5100E Pacific Hall (PCH) WebCT: I will be using WebCT for all course-related materials and communication. Course materials, will be found on WebCT only. See Email: To communicate with me on class issues, use WebCT only, please. LECTURES: You are strongly advised to read chapters ahead of the lectures! OFFICE HOURS: Instructor, Tu, Th 11-12 noon, Pacific Hall (PCH) 5100E TEXT: Organic Chemistry, 5th Edition, by K. Vollhardt and N. Schore Study Guide and for Organic Chemistry, 5th Edition, by N. Schore ADDITIONAL READING: the following are well-ranked O-chem texts with additional problems: Organic Chemistry, by John McMurry, Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd. Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice. MOLECULAR MODELS: Required. You should already have these from CHEM 140A. If not, order them today. Since all three parts of CHEM140 will cover stereochemical aspects of mechanism, transition states, etc. models are extremely valuable to any undertaking in organic chemistry. The bookstore has several types but please see me for a less expensive, more flexible recommendation. Practice with them frequently, because models will not be allowed in exams. Teaching Assistants: email office hours/location (PCH or **), Lyndsay RANDOLPH [email protected] M 10-11**am,Tu 5:30-6:30 pm, 6219 Kim NEGOESCU [email protected] 5-6 pm, F 1-2 pm, 4120 Gabriel REYES-RODRIGUEZ [email protected] F 2-4 pm, 5215 Chen ZHAO [email protected] W 1-3 pm 5213 ** Espresso Roma (Price Center) GRADES: Midterm 1: Midterm 2: Final Total (MT1), 30 April 100 pts (MT2), 21 May 100 pts (F): 9 June (3-6 pm) 200 pts 400 pts The Challenges! I will offer challenge problems during the quarter, based on chemical literature. These require short, written answers, often requiring chemical diagrams and short explanations. These are not mandatory, but if you submit handwritten, original answers you could receive a bonus to increase your grades!! You could score 110% on your O-chem grade. Details to follow. • Be prepared to show a picture ID at all exams, (student ID card is acceptable). • All exam times are final. No make-up, early or late exams will be given so do not email me with requests for these. If you have a legitimate reason to miss a midterm, let me know in advance. If you miss a midterm without advance notice, I will consider your case only for unforeseen events, with supporting documentary evidence (e.g. note from your doctor) submitted in person, and only for students in good standing (i.e. maintaining a passing grade). The 'missed' grade M will be calculated as follows: M = 1/2*MT1+1/4*F. • All exams are closed book; no notes, models, calculators, etc. • Exams will cover all lecture material and assigned reading/problems, etc. • Regrades: If you feel a regrade is required, submit your exam to your section TA and the entire exam will be thoroughly regraded. This may or may not increase or decrease your grade. Regrades will only be considered if you, 1. submit your request in your hand writing, on a separate paper (stapled to the original exam), bearing your name, date, PID, and your reason for regrade within one week of the exam. 2. You exam must be unaltered - no additional markings of any kind. Only un-altered exams will be considered. Cases of altered exams submitted for regrades are considered academic dishonesty and will be pursued fully with the Academic Dishonesty Office ACADEMIC HONESTY: Please be aware of the UCSD policy on Integrity of Scholarship. Copying, discussing material or using reference materials during an examination is cheating. Fraudulence in exams (e.g. taking an examination for someone else or having someone else take an examination for you) is a very serious offense the consequences of which may be expulsion from the University. Any student found cheating on an examination will receive a "0" on that examination and pursued fully with the Academic Dishonesty Office for further action. Remember that you may not drop or withdraw from a course while a dishonesty case is pending, or if found guilty. DISCUSSION SECTIONS: Even though you have been assigned a specific section, and it will benefit you to stay with it, you may follow any sections that better fit your schedule. ADVICE: Read ahead for the course material and stay ahead! This is a lecture and text-based course – both materials are examinable The text is most important for problems and for clarification of points from lecture. Use the Study Guide, attend the discussions. Check your answers in the Study Guide. Some find it useful to study in groups. If you don't understand a problem, first review the text and lecture notes, then see a TA or me. ADDING/DROPPING: For initial enrollment, for the first two FULL weeks of the quarter (to ADD OPEN LECTURE classes), and for all DROPS (through the 9th week), students use the telephone registration system (TeSS). WAITLISTS: Our department uses the conventional Waitlist procedure for LECTURE courses ONLY which is outlined in the front section of the Schedule of Classes. LATE ADDS: We CANNOT add students to courses AFTER the THIRD WEEK of the quarter. The Provost's Offices have become very strict about departments adhering to this deadline and I'm told no exceptions are made. CONCURRENT REGISTRATION (UNEX) STUDENTS: Generally, this course is full by the start of each quarter. Reminder, I cannot create new sections – these are limited resources. University Extension (UNEX) has a provision for allowing non-UCSD students to enroll into regular UCSD courses. However, all regular UCSD students must be accommodated BEFORE these students can be enrolled. A waitlist is maintained from the beginning the first day of the quarter (4010 York Hall for lecture courses and 3150 York Hall for lab courses). Comments It has been said, of the evolution of complex organisms, "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" – the growth of the embryo to the adult, tracks the way organisms evolve over time. In a sense, Organic Chemistry recapitulates the living world –molecule by molecule –and is the key to understanding biochemistry, physiology – fact, all of biology! Organic chemistry is the study of how bonds are made and broken, why reactions proceed fast or slow (or at all), using known reactions and predicting new ones, and inventing new ways to make them useful, and observing how things work at the molecular level. It is also a very systematic discipline. Knowing well a few principles unlocks a realm of possibilities for making new molecules that can change our health for the better, make our lives easier, and our planet greener. Organic chemistry not only lends clarity and meaning to the functions of all living things, but also how the materials that make the modern world were invented, developed and refined by great scientists, honored by their eponymous reaction names (e.g. Friedel-Crafts, DielsAlder). Organic chemistry is a technical subject, it evokes contemplation of the sublime and metaphysical aspects of being. Now, here you can participate. You're at an exciting juncture in your studies and organic chemistry is your vehicle; seize this advantage for the journey ahead! CHAPTERS COVERED (provisional plan). Chapters 10- 18 willl be covered. Exams will cover material inclusive since the prior exam, except the final, which is comprehensive. Date Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Topic NMR spectroscopy NMR spectroscopy – Alkenes and IR Reactions of Alkenes Alkynes Chapters: 10 10-11 12 13 Review Chp. 10-12 – TBA 30 April Week Week Week Week 5 6 7 8 Midterm Examination # 1 Delocalized π-systems 14 Benzene/aromaticity 15 Benzene reactions 16 Aldehydes/ketones 17 10-12 (?) Review Chp. 13-17 – TBA 21 May (Thurs) Week 9 Week 10 Midterm Examination # 2 Aldehydes/ketones Enols/aldol reaction 13-17 (?) 17 18 Review Chp. 10-18 – TBA 9 June (Tuesday) Final Examination 3-6:00 pm 10-18 Assigned Problems: For the best understanding, you should read all in-chapter solved problems and attempt as many end-of-chapter problems as possible. Here is a recommended list. Italicized problem-> challenging. 'Preprofessional problems' are underlined. Chapter 10: 27, 29, 30, 31-33, 34, 36, 40, 45, 41-43, 44, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 57, 59 Chapter 11: 28, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 41, 42, 45, 57 [also, explain how your would use 1H NMR J coupling to distinguish (a) from (b)], 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 64, 65. Chapter 12: 27, 28–31, 36, 37–39, 41–43, 48, 50, 52, 54, 55. 56, 57, 59, 62, 64, 68, 71 Chapter 13: 23, 25-28, 30, 31, 33, 36, 41, 43, 44, 46, 48, 52, 53, 54. Chapter 14: 28, 32, 35 37. 38, 44, 48, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 72, 73, 74. Chapter 15: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 42, 44, 46, 49, 51-54, 58, 60, 63, 64, 66, 67 Chapter 16: 28–32, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 46, 50, 54, 56, 57, 58. Chapter 17: 24, 25, 28, 29, 31, 35, 36, 38, 40, 41, 44, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 57, 59, 60 Chapter 18: 32–34, 37, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47–50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 61, 62, 63 ...
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