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Department of Chemistry
Office: Rhodes 230B
This page was updated: 15 June 2007
Catalog Description and Credit Hours (Top)
Basic principles with emphasies on aliphatic compounds. Discussion of functional group reactions, mechanism, and spectroscopy is begun. Three lecture hours.
CH186 with a grade of 'C' or consent of instructor
L. G. Wade, Jr., Organic Chemistry, 4TH
Edition, Prentice Hall.
How to study Organic Chemistry (Top)
to class, take careful notes, and keep up with the material. This
sound obvious but is the one reason people will cite if they have not done well
in the course.
actively using pencil and paper.
Read the assigned material in the text before attending that class and
again very soon thereafter. Read
your class notes over as soon as possible, no later than the next day.
Write structures and reactions to test yourself.
As new reactions are introduced, prepare a summary sheet (so it can be
used as a flash card) for that reaction.
problems over and over.
Work the in-chapter problems as you come to them in your reading.
Work the end-of-chapter problems while we are discussing the material.
Do not wait. Work them more
Know when exams are coming up and plan your time so that you will not
have to learn material for the first time the night before a test.
well-tested before an exam.
Exams will test your ability to apply your knowledge and understanding to
new situations. You have to be able
to think clearly and not just have memorized something.
with other people.
Form a study group or study with one or more friends.
Plan regular time to work problems together.
These may be shared.
There will be three in-class examinations on the dates indicated in the Lecture Syllabus. All exams will be counted towards your grade and will contribute 60% of the total possible points in this course. Since the subject is cumulative, material on previous exam will appear on the succeeding exams. Some exam questions will be taken from the in-chapter and end-of-chapter problems. If you have to miss an examination for some legitimate reason, contact me ahead of time or as soon as possible. Your excuse absence will have to be substantiated in order for you to make up the exam. The make-up exam will be comprehensive and the date will be announced in the class.
Final Exam (Top)
The final exam will be held on the date and time indicated in the Schedule. This will be a comprehensive examination and will contribute 25% of the total possible points.
Homework will be assigned and collected regularly. Homework should be taken seriously since about 15% of the total points in this course will come from homework.
Homework Assignments (Top)
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* Assignments are due by noon on the indicated date.
Basis of Student Evaluation (Top)
Lecture Schedule (Top)
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