CHEM 204: Organic Chemistry II


Syllabus------Spring 2005


Lecture :Capwell 114  Tues., Thurs., 11:00a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Lab: Capwell 318 Wed., 2:00p.m. to 4:50p.m.
Professor: Dr. Joseph Falcone Ph.D
Office: 305 Capwell Hall
Phone: 570-945-8413

Web :
Office Hours: Mon-Fri. 9 a.m, Thurs. 1:30p.m., and by appointment.


The text for this course is Organic Chemistry an 3rd  ed. , Brown and Foote, Brooks/Cole Publishing. It is available at the bookstore. There will be homework problems in this class which will be at times collected.  The student is expected to read the textbook,then solve as many problems as possible and raise questions. There will be no written make-up exams except under extreme circumstances. Do not miss an exam. The student must provide a verifiable, legitimate excuse for missing an exam. There will be four comprehensive exams (15% ea.) and one comprehensive final exam. The final is heavily weighted (25%) to favor those students who take the time to master the material and learn from their mistakes. (Study and correct your past exams!) Extra credit may be available through supplemental instruction (SI). The Labs and homework in total are worth the same as an exam, 15% of your total grade. Labs are to be done as scheduled, and write-ups handed in prior to the next lab period. Please note that all exams and lab reports count toward your final grade. The professor reserves the right to make syllabus changes as needed and will notify students of any changes. If you are absent when a syllabus correction is announced the onus is on you to find out how this will affect you. Absence from lecture or laboratory is not a good idea.  It is up to the student to stay abreast with the lecture material.  There will be no make-up labs; a lab absence is a simple zero for the day.  



Course Outline

Topic                                                                           Chapter

Alkynes                                                                        10

Nucleophilic substitution                                                  8

Alcohols and Thiols                                                        9

Ethers, Sufides and Epoxides                                        11

Aldehydes and Ketones                                                16

Carboxylic Acids and Deriviatives                                 17&18

Enolate Anions                                                 19

Benzene and Derivatives                                               20

Reactions of Benzene and Derivatives               21

Carbohydrates                                                              25

Lipids                                                                           26

Nucleic Acids   and Amino Acids                                  27&28


Calculation of Grades

Final numerical grade = (0.14 x Exam1 + 0.14 x Exam 2 + 0.14 x Exam 3 + 0.14 x Exam 4 + 0.19x homework and lab work) + 0.25 x Final Exam
Letter grades translate as follows:
A 95-100%, A- 89-94.9% B+ 86-88.9%, B 80-85.9%
B- 77-79.9% C+ 75-76.9% C 70-74.9% C- 65-69.9%
D 60-64.9% F <59% or academic dishonesty