North Seattle Community College                                                                       Fall 2007

 

Chemistry 231: Organic Chemistry

 

Course meeting times and place:              TTh, 6:00 – 7:50 p.m. (AS 1627)

 

Purpose: This is the first quarter of a three-quarter organic chemistry series. This quarter, we will concentrate on nomenclature, polarity, chirality and basic reaction mechanisms of aliphatic compounds. This translates to the first seven chapters of the textbook.

 

Outcomes: You should, at the end of the course, be able to name, draw various representations of, and state the chemical and physical properties of simple organic compounds, including their stereochemistry. In addition, you should be able to state the role that polarity, resonance and molecular orbital theory plays in determining the stability of organic compounds and ions. Finally, you should be able to elucidate some simple mechanisms of aliphatic compound reactions.

 

Prerequisites: General chemistry with a GPA of 2.0 or greater; at North, the general chemistry series is CHE 140/150/160. Due to the complexity of the reading, English 101 (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.

 

Textbook: Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice (5th edition)

Other required materials: An e-mail address you will check a couple times per week

 

I will post most of the handouts from class on the course website in pdf form.

 

Instructor: Tracy Furutani                                      Office: IB 2328B

Phone: 528-4509                               Office hours: TTh, 1:30 – 2:20 and before class

e-mail: tfurutani@sccd.ctc.edu

website: http://faculty.northseattle.edu/tfurutani/

                                   

Grading:                   

                                    Exercises: 11 at 10 points each, best 10                             100

                                    Midterm exams: 2 at 50 points each                                  100

Homework: 7 at 10 points each, best 6                            60

Pair project on stereochemistry                                        40

Final (comprehensive – December 11, 6:00 p.m.)*         100

           

                                    Total                                                                                       400

 

*If your final score exceeds the sum of the midterm scores, then the final score will be counted for the sum of your midterm scores as well.

 

Grades will be assigned as follows:

 

Your total points:     380 - 400         Your grade:   4.0

                                    360 - 379                                 3.7

                                    340 - 359                                 3.3

                                    320 - 339                                 3.0

                                    300 - 319                                 2.7

                                    280 - 299                                 2.3

                                    260 - 279                                 2.0

                                    240 - 259                                 1.7

                                    220 - 239                                 1.3

                                    200 - 219                                 1.0

                                    < 200                                       0.0

 

 

Text reading: (see calendar for appropriate times to be reading these)

 

Chapter #1 all sections except sections 1.10 and 1.25

Chapter #2 all sections except section 2.5

Chapter #3 all sections except sections 3.1 and 3.5

Chapter #4 all sections except sections 4.8 and 4.9

Chapter #5 all sections except sections 5.9, 5.10, 5.14, 5.15, 5.16, 5.17 and 5.20

Chapter #6 all sections except sections 6.7, 6.8, 6.11 and 6.12

Chapter #7 all sections

 

Homework:  These problems are due at the same time as the miterm exam (or final) that you are being tested on. For instance, the chapter 1 and 2 problems will be due at the first midterm. It is highly recommended that you do them order to prepare for the exams. These problems will be indicative of the type of questions on the exams. The answers to some of these questions are at the end of the text starting on page A-24. If the answer is not in this section then it will be in the “Study Guide and Solutions Manual” (which will be on reserve in the library), so , in theory, you should be getting full points for all the homework assignments.

 

Chapter #1:  4, 5 abc, 6, 9 aceg, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32 ac, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 42 ac, 43, 44, 46, 48 ac, 49, 58 abcd, 60, 61, 66

 

Chapter #2: 2, 3, 5 ace, 6 ace, 7 ace, 9 ace, 11, 14 ace, 15 ac, 19 ace, 22 ace, 23 ace, 28, 30, 33, 35, 37, 38, 41

 

Chapter #3:  4 ac, 5 ace, 7, 9, 15, 16, 18 ac, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 33

 

Chapter #4: 2, 3, 5 ace, 7, 10 ac, 11 a, 12 ace, 13, 15 ace, 16, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 35, 36 ace

 

Chapter #5: 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 ac, 11 ac, 13, 15, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30 ace, 34, 44 ac, 45, 50 ace, 52, 53 ace

 

Chapter #6:  1 ace, 5 ac, 6 ace, 8 ace, 10 ace, 17 ac, 19, 21

 

Chapter #7: 3 ,4, 5 ce, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 ac, 17 ac, 20, 21, 22 ac, 25 ac, 28 ac, 30, 32 ac, 35, 36, 39 ace

 

Exams: The midterm exams are fifty minutes long and cover the material since the last exam; the final is two hours long and is comprehensive. These items represent individual learning, so no collaboration or use of the textbook is allowed. However, since they represent learning (and not memorization), they will be (unless otherwise specified) open notes, handouts, lab notebook, exercises and calculator.

 

Exercises: There will be weekly exercises designed to illustrate the topics we are covering in class. The exercises are due at the next midterm. You may work alone or in groups on these, though each person in the group should keep her or his own copy for use during exams.

 

Stereochemistry pair project: You and a partner will choose a pair of biologically interesting stereoisomers, research those substances and present a short illustrated oral presentation to the class, as well as turn in a written report. There will be a further handout on this assignment.

 

Make-ups: Missed exams cannot be made up. Let me know in advance if the exam schedule poses a problem for you. Your lowest homework and exercise score are dropped.

 

Cheating: Don't. I will use the policy outlined in the Student Conduct section of the Student Handbook. Remember, a group project is the result of a roughly equal sharing of ideas from each member of the group. Collaboration is absolutely essential. A lab report or exam, however, is an evaluation of what each individual understands.

 

Attendance: I will not take attendance during the quarter, but, since we meet only forty-two times during the quarter, it is imperative that you come to each meeting. Please call me (528-4509) or, better, e-mail me (tfurutani@sccd.ctc.edu) if you are going to miss class, so that we can discuss what you have missed.

 

Dates to remember:            Last day to drop course                                          November 16

            Last day of course instruction                                December 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tentative calendar: the chapter numbers refer to chapters in the Bruice textbook. This is a provisional calendar and topics/dates are subject to change. The lab topics/ sequence is also subject to change. Check the website for the most up-to-date calendar.

 

 

Sept. 24

25

Introduction, Chapter 1

Exercise 1

26

27

Chapter 1

Stereochemistry project

28

Oct. 1

2

Chapter 1

Exercise 2

3

4

Chapter 2

 

5

8

9 

Chapter 2

Exercise 3

10

11

Chapter 2

Sample exam 1

12

15

16

Chapter 3

 

17

18

Chapter 3

Exam 1 (Ch. 1 & 2)

19

22

23

Chapter 3

 

24

25

Chapter 4

Exercise 4

26

29

30 

Chapter 4

Exercise 5

31

November 1

Chapter 4

 

2

5

6

Chapter 5

Exercise 6

7

8

Chapter 5

 

9

 

12

Veteran’s Day

13 

Chapter 5

Stereochem. talk

14

15

Chapter 6

Exercise 7

16

19

20

Chapter 6

Exam 2 (Ch. 3 - 5)

21

22

Thanksgiving

23

 

26

27

Chapter 6

Exercises 8 and 9

Stereochem. talk

28

29

Chapter 7

Stereochem. talk

30

 

3

4

Chapter 7

Exercise 10

Stereochem. talk

5

6

Chapter 7

Exercise 11

Stereochem. talk

7

10

11

Sample final key

Final, 6 p.m.

 

12

 

13

 

14