CHM 2120 Section B-1

CHM 2120 Section B-1 - CHM 2120 Section B Tuesday 11.30 AM...

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CHM 2120 Section B Tuesday 11.30 AM and Friday 1.00 PM Alumni Auditorium Professor: T Durst DiOrio 408 Ex 6072 tdurst@uottawa.ca Course Description: This course is a continuation of CHM 1123. The textbook recommended for CHM 2120 is the same as that used for CHM1123. Many other introductory “Organic Chemistry” textbooks are available and can also be used for this course. Evaluation: The following scheme will be followed. Please note that each of the three exams can count for a range of marks. The final mark for each student will be the best combination of the three exams. 1) Midterm exam [2 hours]: Saturday, October 17, 2009, 20 or 35% 2) In-class test [75 min] Friday, November 13, 2009, 10 or 15% 3) Final Exam [3hours] December 70 or 50% Historically, I have found that marks in this course tend to fall into the following pattern. A+/ A/ A- , about 28-35 % ; B+ / B, about 15-20 %; C+ / C, about 15 -20 %; D+ / D, about 15 %; E / F, about 10-15 %. These represent past performances. There are no artificial limits for any of the ranges. The only criterion is performance on exams and tests. These are quite comprehensive in nature and of an appropriate level for a second term organic chemistry course. I would be most pleased and consider the course a great success if the number of low marks were greatly decreased, or even eliminated. Approximately seven assignments will be distributed during the course . The questions on the assignments will reflect the type asked on the tests and exams. . It is recommended that you make a serious effort to work on the problem sets to help solidify your understanding of the course material. Exams will tend to focus on understanding, thus ‘pure’ memorization without understanding may get you a passing grade but it is unlikely that you will do very well. Four tutorials will be given each week . The emphasis in these tutorials will be on solving assigned problems which illustrate the course material. Students are assured that the questions in the various problem sets will be illustrative of the questions in the tests and exams. Emphasis will always be as much as possible on understanding principles rather than relying mainly on memory. DGDs are much more useful if you attend them after having attempted the assignment questions before the DGD. This will enable you to ask the TA to address a specific problem. DGD Schedule: Monday 14.30-16.00 STE J0106, except Oct. 26, TBT 317 Tuesday 14.30-16.00 TBT 323 Thursday 16.00-17.30 TBT 317 Friday 11.30-1.00 MNT 201 Class notes: You will receive a detailed course outline with references to the Solomon’s textbook. Those having other Organic Chemistry Texts will be able to access the relevant material via the index of the book. A summary of important concepts from CHM1123 and a “toolbox” necessary for understanding the CHM 2120 course is also provided.
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No class notes will be handed out. It is my strong belief that handing out extensive course notes is not productive. I do not lecture using PowerPoint. I will always draw structures, predict the
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