North Seattle Community College                                                                       Winter 2008

 

Chemistry 235: Organic Chemistry

 

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

 

Purpose: This is the second quarter of a three-quarter organic chemistry series. This quarter, we will concentrate on spectroscopy (mass, infrared and NMR), substitution and elimination mechanisms and reactions, and the chemistry of aromatic compounds. This translates to chapters 8 – 15 of the textbook.

 

Prerequisites: CHE 231 (or first quarter organic chemistry) with a GPA of 2.0 or greater. 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: MTh, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. or by appointment

e-mail: tfurutani@sccd.ctc.edu

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

                                   

Grading:                   

                                    Exercises: 9 at 10 points each, best 8                                 80

                                    Midterm exams: 2 at 50 points each*                                100

Homework: 8 at 10 points each, best 7                            70

J. Chem. Ed. manuscript                                                     50

Final (comprehensive)                                                        100

           

                                    Total                                                                                       400

 

If (midterm 2 score > midterm 1 score), then (midterm 1 score = midterm 2 score)

If (final score > midterm total score) then (midterm total score = final score)

 

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: You will be responsible for all sections not specifically omitted from the chapters. You will also find Appendix VI (p. A-18) very useful this quarter. Note that we are doing some of the chapters (12 and 13) out of sequence; what follows is the chronological order in which we will cover the chapters.

 

Chapter #12, no omissions

Chapter #13, omit 13.15, 13.20, 13.21 and 13.22

Chapter #8, omit 8.12

Chapter #9, omit 9.9, 9.10 and 9.11

Chapter #10, omit 10.2, 10.3, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 and 10.13

Chapter #11, omit 11.9, 11.10 and 11.11

Chapter #14, omit 14.7, 14.13 and 14.17

Chapter #15, omit 15.7, 15.8, 15.13 and 15.14

 

Homework:  These problems are due at the same time as the midterm exam (or final) that you are being tested on. 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).

 

Chapter #12: 2, 5 a-c, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20 ab, 21, 26 ab, 30, 33, 35, 37 ab, 38 ab, 50, 54, 69 a

 

Chapter #13: 2 ab, 3 a–o, 8 ab, 10 ab, 11 a–f, 14, 17, 20, 23, 25 a–c, 31 ab, 32 ab, 35, 38 ab (compounds 1–3), 41 a–c

 

Chapter #8:  4 bc, 5 ab, 6 abcd, 11 abcd, 14, 17 ace, 19 ab, 24 a–f, 25 a–c, 28 a–e, 48, 55, 57, 58 a, 60

 

Chapter #9:  2 ac, 4 ace, 5 ac, 6, 8 abcd, 9, 10 a–f, 13 b–d, 16 a–f, 20, 22 ab(1–4), 23 ab, 53 a, 54 ab, 56

 

Chapter #10:  3 b–d, 5 a–d, 8, 10, 14 a–c, 15 a–c, 17 a–c, 19, 22 b–d, 23 a–c, 34 a–c, 51 a–d, 52, 70

 

Chapter #11:  1, 3 ac, 4, 6, 8 ab, 12, 14 ac, 18 ab, 20 ace, 29 ace, 30 abc, 33, 34, 37

 

Chapter #14: 3 ab, 7, 10, 12 ab, 18 a–d, 19, 24, 25, 28 a–d, 29 f, 31, 36, 37 ab, 38, 40 ab,     46 ab

 

Chapter #15: 1 a–d, 2 a–d, 3 a–h, 5 a–f, 6 ab, 8 ab, 10 a–f, 11 b–d, 12 a–d, 14 a–c, 20, 24 ab, 28, 30 ab, 56

 

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 with the following 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.

 

JACS Communication: The Journal of Chemical Education is one of the more prestigious publications for research in chemistry education. Work published in that journal is deemed to represent a significant contribution to chemical education. You and a partner will write a manuscript detailing the setup and results of the biodiesel experiment you will perform in Chemistry 238 (or you will work with another person who has done this experiment), including citations and references and figures. There will be a further handout on this assignment.

 

Make-ups: Missed exams cannot be made up. Missed exercises can be made up, but should be turned in at the earliest opportunity. 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 (and the homework and exercises fall under this category) is the result of a roughly equal sharing of ideas from each member of the group. Collaboration is absolutely essential. An exam, however, is an evaluation of what each individual understands.

 

Attendance: Plan to attend each class 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. The course website will contain all of the handouts from class.

 

Cell phones and pagers: Please turn these devices either “off” or into silent mode, both during lecture and lab.

Chemical sensitivities: Due to the increasing numbers of individuals developing chemical sensitivities and the increasing awareness of such conditions, everyone who attends this class is asked to refrain from wearing any fragrance or perfume. The greatest feasible efforts will also be taken to ensure a fresh air environment free of not only the above-mentioned fragrances but also potentially harmful substances such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, carpet odor, organic solvents, etc., given the context of a chemistry laboratory. Individuals who are unsure of the importance of this policy should see the Dean of Math, Sciences, and Social Sciences for additional information.

 

Dates to remember:

            Last day to withdraw without a W                       January 15

            Last day to drop course                                          February 22

            Last day of instruction                                            March 17

            Final due                                                                    March 19, 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

December 31

 

 

Jan. 1

2

Chapter 7 review

3

Chapter 7 review

4

7

Chapter 12

Exercise 1

8

9

Chapter 12

10

Chapter 12

11

14

Chapter 12

Exercise 2

15

16

Chapter 13

17

Chapter 13

18

21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

22

23 Sample exam 1

Chapter 13

Exercise 3

24

Chapter 13

25

28

Chapter 8

Exam 1 (Spectroscopy)

29

30

Chapter 8

Exam 1 key page 1

Exam 1 key page 2

Exam 1 key page 3

Exam 1 key page 4

Exam 1 key page 5

31

Chapter 8

Exercise 4

Feb. 1

4

Chapter 9

 

5

6

Chapter 9

Exercise 5

7

Chapter 9

Exercise 6

 

J. Chem. Ed. project

8

11

Chapter 10

 

12

13

Chapter 10

14

Chapter 10

Exercise 7

15

18

Presidents Day

 

19

20

Chapter 11

21

Chapter 11

22

25

Chapter 11

 

26

27

Chapter 14

Exercise 8

 

Sample exam 2

28

Chapter 14

 

Exam 2 key (+final key)

29

3

Chapter 14

Exam 2 (Chapters 8 through 11)

4

5

Chapter 14

 

Exam 2 key

6

Chapter 15

7

10

Chapter 15

Exercise 9

11

12

Chapter 15

 

13

Chapter 15

 

Sample final

14

17

Review

 

18

19

Final (two hours)

20

21