Fall 2016 - CHEM 281 D200

Organic Chemistry I (4)

Class Number: 4059

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
    SUR 2750, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 15, 2016
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    SUR 3240, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 121. Corequisite: CHEM 122.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week; 4 lab hours on alternate weeks

Lecture Topics:
The chemical bonding and structure of carbon based (organic) molecules.
The nomenclature, chemical, physical and spectroscopic properties of organic molecules, (discussed in terms of the functional group) including alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes, haloalkanes, alcohols, and ethers (epoxides).
Acidity/basicity, stereochemistry, and reactivity concepts. Chemical reactions (transformations) including addition, elimination, nucleophilic substitution, oxidation, reduction and dehydration processes unified in terms of reaction mechanism.
An introduction to spectroscopy (infrared, 1H nuclear magnetic resonance).

Laboratory Topics:
Hydrolysis of Methyl Salicylate
Acetylsalicylic Acid Synthesis
Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions
TLC Identification
Preparation of Isopentyl Acetate
Extraction

Grading

  • Lecture Course 75%
  • Laboratory Course 25%

NOTES:

Labs start in Week 1. All students must attend for the mandatory check-in.
Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory for all Chemistry labs.
The tuition for this course includes a fee of $8.50 for the laboratory manual.

REQUIREMENTS:

Students must pass both the lecture and laboratory components individually to obtain a passing grade in Chem 281. The passing grade for the lab component is 51% and ALL labs need to be attended and completed without any exception.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles
Recommended: molecular model kit

REQUIRED READING:

Lab manuals will be distributed during the first laboratory session.

RECOMMENDED READING:

James W. Zubrick. The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual: A Student's Guide to Techniques. 8th Edition. 2010. Publisher: Wiley.

Paula Bruice. Organic Chemistry. (any edition). Publisher: Prentice Hall.
Note: if you are continuing to take Chem282/3, please do get a textbook!

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:

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