News for students:
Due Fri, 23 Mar:
> HW5, 6-9
> Lecture ended at slide 7 of lecture 5.2.
> Tomorrow's exam allows both sides of a 3"x5" notecard. Melting point time is available after the exam.
Due Wed, 21 Mar:
> HW5, 1-5
> Lecture ended with slide 17 of lecture 5.1
> Exam in lab on Thursday
Update for Friday, 16 Mar:
> Review of the answers to take-home quiz 3
> Started lecture 5.1: Acids & bases: basic overview. Now HW assigned for this material yet.
> Note that our next exam will cover lectures 2 & 3. I'll hold review for this material at 6 pm on Monday, 19 March in MOR132.
Due Friday, 16 Mar:
> Remaining problems for HW 4.
Lab for Thur, 15 Mar:
> Yield and mp of recrystallization of acetanilide
> Continued mp determination of caffeine, acetylsalicylic acid & mixtures
> Distillation of wine
Due Wed, 14 Mar:
Due Monday, 12 Mar:
Friday, 2 Mar:
On Friday we finished module 3 and started module 4, ending at slide 8 of set 4.1.
> HW 3, problem 10
> Take-home quiz 2
Monday & Wednesday, 26 & 28 Feb:
> HW 3: problems 1-9
> On Monday we ended at slide 5 of section 3.2.
> On Wednesday we began with HW problems and then ended at slide 3 of 3.3.
> Lab this week: Please go the to library of labs page of this website bring these three exercises, and you model kit, to lab this week.
> Naming simple hydrocarbon worksheet
> Modeling molecular conformations worksheet
> Ring conformation origami demo
Update, Monday 12 Feb:
> HW2: 17 (and all materials from lecture 1, through the VESPR WS)
> On Monday, we got through slide-set 2.10: alkene isomers.
> Exam 1 is moved to lab on Thursday, 1-4, and covers only Lecture 1. I'll review Wed 4-6 pm.
Lab for Thursday, 8 Feb: [go to 'Library of labs' page on pulldown menu]
> VSEPR worksheet
> Recrystallization of acetanilide
> Acetanilide SDS
Assignment for Friday, 9 Feb:
> HW2: 1-11
Welcome to CHE2060, Principles of Organic Chemistry. This one semester, 4-credit lab course is open to students who have completed CHE1031, General Chemistry I, a single semester course with lab, or its equivalent. This course introduces students to the properties, structure, and bonding of the atoms that form the organic molecules of life, and to the behavior and reactions of organic molecules. A variety of reactions and reaction mechanisms are introduced.
For Spring 2018, CHE2060 meets MWF at 9 am in MOR 132, and M Th 1-4 in MOR 123 for lab.
Text: Daley & Daley's on-line 'Organic Chemistry for the 21st Century' is available online. Access is free after you register. Chapters can be viewed on-line or downloaded as pdf documents.
Model kits: You are required to buy a Molymod organic chemistry model kit. I suggest the 50 atom student kit, MMS-008. It's available from Amazon for $20!
Portable whiteboard or whiteboard notebook: We'll be drawing lots of structures, diagrams and complicated reaction mechanisms. In organic chemistry electrons are everything and are represented by dots; details count and color helps! Consider a portable whiteboard or, cooler still, a whiteboard notebook and set of colored, eraseable markers. You can document getting it right with a cell phone and they tackle another problem. Check out 'wipebooks' and Staedtler lumocolor pens. I recommend the set of four with medium points.