News for students:
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.