Chem 25a Fall 2011 Prof. Barry Snider Page 1/4 Version 9/16/2011 Chemistry 25a Organic Chemistry Fall 2011 Draft Version September 16, 2011 Professor Barry Snider EL 225, 781-736-2550, [email protected]Office hours M 2-3, W 4-5, Th 4-5, F 2-3 SSG Leaders: Last name A-Ha: Rosenstiel 18, Emily Krainer, [email protected]Last name He-P: Schwartz 106, Sidak Pannu, [email protected]Last name R-Z: Golding 101, Tammy Tavdy, [email protected]Section 2 (Honors): Last name A-L: SSC_LL 16, Kai-Wei Chang, [email protected]Last name M-Z: SSC_GL 14, John Domanick, [email protected]SSG office hours M 7-10 Volen 119 (Section 1) 7-9 Volen 106 (Section 2) Course Description: Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon and central to the chemistry of life. Chemistry 25a will introduce the structural and mechanistic framework of organic chemistry and explore the preparation and reactions of alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, halides and organometallic compounds. Course Learning Goals and Objectives: 1. To develop a conceptual framework for organic chemistry so that topics can be understood in a connected manner thus minimizing the need for memorization. 2. To connect organic chemistry to the reactions taking place in living organisms. 3. To develop the ability to use the material to solve problems and understand the scientific literature. Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 11b or 15b or the equivalent. Freshmen are eligible for Chem 25a with a 4 or 5 on the advanced placement chemistry test or a 5 or better in the international baccalaureate program. If you fall into this category, please see me as soon as possible to discuss whether Chem 25a is right for you. Your success in organic chemistry as a freshman will be determined by your adjustment to college and your ability to keep up with the pace in college, which is much faster than in high school. Your prior mastery of AP chemistry is much less important because organic chemistry is so different from general chemistry. If you have not met a prerequisite you will be administratively removed from the class. Text Book Information: 1. Bruice, Paula Y. Organic Chemistry 6th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0321663139 list price $223.80 (Amazon $172.72). This book contains a link to www.chemplace.com and a password (if you purchase it new) that will provide access to the e-book!
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