CHEM 204: Organic Chemistry II
Lecture :Capwell 114 Tues., Thurs., 11:00a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Lab: Capwell 318 Wed., to 4:50p.m.
Office: 305 Capwell Hall
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.
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
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
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