CHEM 246 Organic Chemistry for Majors I (Proposed Course Syllabus)Fall Term 2013-2014 6.5 Credit Hours Instructors: Lectures & Recitations, Frank Ji. Office: Disque 508. Telephone: 215-895-2562. e-mail: [email protected]Office hours: Mon 1:00-2:00pm; Thur 1:00-2:00 pm. Contact Information: Your Drexel e-mail address will be used for messages from the instructors. Drexel Learn: Check for lectures, assigned problems, and scheduled events (calendar tool). Required Texts:1) "Organic Chemistry"; L. G. Wade, Jr., 8th edition, Prentice-Hall. 2) "Organic Chemistry Lab Manual for Majors"First Edition, by P. A. Wade & V. Braz(This manual is currently being prepared). Required Supplemental Materials:1) chemical model kit (good for inorganic too and available at moderate price) or Prentice Hall model kit or any other model set with at least 7 carbon atoms. 2) Safety goggles for lab. 3) a lab coat. 4) a hardbound (not loose-leaf or spiral) lab notebook (a composition book works well). Recommended Supplement:"Solutions Manual" to accompany the textbook; 8th edition; J. W. Simek. If you don’t personally buy this item, please arrange access to someone else’s copy. Catalog Description:This course offers a basic foundation for modern organic chemistry. Lecture topics include: the chemistry of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, cycloalkenes, and alkynes, free radical substitution, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, ionic addition, and free radical addition reactions. Lab topics include recrystallization, distillation, chromatography, liquid-liquid extraction, and simple chemical reactions, including an elimination reaction to prepare an alkene and several substitution reactions to prepare alkyl halides. Introduction to the use of IR and 1H NMR as structure identification tools. Extended Description:This 6.5 credit course consists of lecture (4 hours), recitation (0.5 hour), and lab (4 hours, 2 credits). The course provides the basic foundation for modern organic chemistry including theory and experimental practice. Here you will learn about the structure of organic compounds and its relation to properties. You will study the chemistry of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, cycloalkenes, and alkynes. In lab you will learn basic lab skills including recrystallization, distillation, chromatography, and liquid-liquid extraction. You will also learn how to set up simple chemical reactions. In lecture you will learn about free radical substitution, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, ionic addition, and free radical addition reactions. You will learn the mechanisms of these reactions and will be able to use learned principles to predict reaction outcomes. In lab you will get to carry out an elimination reaction to prepare an alkene and several substitution reactions to prepare alkyl halides. You will be introduced to the use of IR and 1H NMR as structure identification tools.