Intermediate Organic Chemistry
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Professor Craig J. Forsyth, 4107 Newman-Wolfram Lab, 688-5347,
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 P.M.
– 2:30 P.M. in 4107 Newman Wolfrom Lab, and other times by appointment.
: Mr. Matt Jackel (Office: 4028 Evans Lab; e-mail:
email@example.com). Office hours:
TTh 1:30-2:30, and other times by
Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 12:30 P.M. -1:18 P.M., in 1040
One full year of a collegiate Sophomore-level organic chemistry course
sequence, culminating in OSU Chemistry 253 or equivalent.
This is a challenging and
fast-paced course that will require at least 15 hours per week of time commitment and
even more in the way of intellectual engagement.
Chemistry 730 is an intermediate level organic chemistry course.
It is intended to bridge the gap between sophomore-level organic chemistry and more
advanced graduate level courses in organic chemistry.
In general, students are expected
the topics covered in undergraduate organic chemistry.
review the basics of bonding in organic compounds; stereochemistry; definitions and
terminology related to chirality; functional group chemistry of alkenes, alkynes, alcohols,
aromatic and carbonyl compounds; reaction mechanisms; kinetics; and thermodynamics.
Carey, Frances A.; Sundberg, Richard J.
5th Ed. Parts A and B, Kluver Academic:
New York, 2007.
Boger, Dale L., Modern Organic Synthesis Lecture
Notes, TSRI Press; and Smith, M.; March, J.
March’s Advanced Organic Chemistry
Reactions, Mechanisms and Structure,
Wiley: New York, 2007 (ISBN 978-0-
Students should purchase a useful set of molecular models.
building and three-dimensional visualization of intermediates should become an integral
part of students’ study habits.
Models may be used during examinations
intelligible three-dimensional drawings are expected in answers to problem set and
examination questions, when appropriate.
The last date for withdrawal from this class without a W is October 9 and
with a W is November 6.
The University will not generally allow withdrawal from the
course after November 6 without a petition.
Examinations and Grading: