North Seattle Community College                                                                       Spring 2008

 

Chemistry 236: Organic Chemistry

 

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

 

Purpose: This is the final quarter of a three-quarter organic chemistry series. This quarter, we will work on oxygen and nitrogen-containing organic compounds, both reactions and characterization. In addition, we will also lay the framework for various classes of biologically interesting compounds. The first part is covered in chapters 16 through 21 of the textbook; the second part will be readings to be assigned

 

Prerequisites: CHE 235 (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: TTh, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. or by appointment

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: 5 at 10 points each                                         50

Special project: Critical analysis of a paper                      50

Final (ACS organic chemistry standardized exam)        100

           

                                    Total                                                                                       400

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

 

Chapter 16: omit 16.4, 16.18-16.20

Chapter 17: omit 17.7, 17.11-17.15

Chapter 18: omit 18.5-18.7, 18.10, 18.21, 18.22

Chapter 19: omit 19.4, 19.6, 19.8, 19.9

Chapter 20: omit 20.4-20.7

Chapter 21 and beyond: readings will be assigned at a later date

 

Homework:  These problems are due at the same time as the midterm exam 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 #16:  4, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 24 (note similarity to biodiesel synthesis), 27, 31, 32,, 41, 42, 49, 52, 55 a-d

Chapter #17: 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 20, 24 a-c, 27 ab, 29, 32, 42 a-d, 44 a-d, 46 a-d, 50, 51, 60 ab, 66, 84 ab

Chapter #18: 3, 5 a-c, 8 a-c, 9, 17 ab, 18, 19, 21 a-d, 23, 24 bc, 25 ab, 28 ab, 30 ab, 34, 37 ab, 38, 40 a-c, 42 a-c, 53, 54, 72 (of CSI interest)

Chapter #19: 1 a-f,2 a-d, 4 a-f, 6 a-d, 9, 10 a-f, 14 ab, 30 a-g, 35 a-c, 38, 43, 53, 54

Chapter #20: 3 a-c, 4 a-d, 13, 14, 17, 19 ab, 27 a-f, 33

 

Exams: Exams are open notes, handouts, exercises and homeworks, but closed book with no collaboration. The midterm exams are fifty minutes long and cover the material since the last exam; the final is two hours long and is comprehensive. The final is the American Chemical Society’s standardized organic chemistry exam, which is multiple choice.

 

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.

 

Special Project: This is a group exercise in which each group takes the lead in a critical discussion of a published organic chemistry paper. The abstracts of all the papers will be available, so you will be responsible for asking the group whose paper is being discussed good questions. A short written critique of the paper is required of each group.

 

Make-ups: Missed exercises can be made up, but should be turned in at the earliest opportunity.

 

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: Since we meet only 11 times this 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. 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 drop course                                          May 23

            Last day of instruction                                            June 10

            Final due                                                                    June 12, 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.

 

March 31

April 1

Chapter 16

Exercise 1

 

Board 1

Board 2

Board 3

Board 4

Board 5

2

3

Chapter 16

 

Board 1    Board 2

Board 3   Board 4

Board 5   Board 6

Board 7   Board 8

Board 9   Board 10

Board 11  Board 12

Board 13  Board 14

Board 15

4

7

8

Chapter 16

Exercise 2

9

10

Chapter 16

Exercise 3

11

14

15

Chapter 17

Sample midterm 1

16

17

Chapter 17

Exercise 4

18

21

22

Chapter 17

Exercise 5

23

24

Sample midterm exam 1 key

Midterm 1 (chapters 16-17)

Chapter 18

25

28

29

Chapter 18

 

30

May 1

Chapter 18

Revised exercise 6

2

5

6

Chapter 18

 

7

8

Chapter 19

9

12

13

Chapter 19

Exercise 7

14

15

Chapter 19

Sample midterm exam 2 key

16

19

20

Chapter 20

Exercise 8

21

22

Midterm 2 (chapters 18-20)

 

23

26

27

Sugars

Exercise 9

28

29

Sugars

30

June 2

3

Exercise 10

 

Critical discussion of published paper

4

5

Biological molecules

Review

6

9

10

Final (ACS exam)

 

11

12

Pickup of graded papers

13