Fall 2022 - CHEM 281 D100
Organic Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)
Class Number: 2644
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
1 778 782-4889
Prerequisites:CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122.
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. Students with credit for CHEM 280 or CHEM 285 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.
Mode of Teaching:
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week; 4 lab hours/week on alternate weeks
Lecture: In-person at Burnaby campus
Laboratory: In-person at Burnaby campus
Tutorial: In-person at Burnaby campus
- 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)
- An introduction to spectroscopy (infrared and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance
- Acidity/basicity, stereochemistry and reactivity concepts. Chemical reactions (transformations) including nucleophilic substitution, elimination, oxidation, reduction and dehydration processes unified in terms of reaction mechanism
- Balancing organic chemistry reactions and yields calculations
- Spectra interpretation (Including IR and 1H NMR spectra)
- Identification, confirmation and analysis (including TLC, melting point, and GC)
- Introduction to standard organic lab techniques (including crystallization, filtration, extraction, and distillation)
- Reactions and synthesis of organic compounds
- IClicker 5%
- Tutorial Participation 5%
- Midterm #1 (in class) 15%
- Midterm #2 (in class) 15%
- Final Exam (cumulative) 35%
- Laboratory 25%
Attendance of In-Person Laboratory Sessions: It is mandatory for students to attend all in-person laboratory sessions. If you are unable to attend an in-person laboratory session due to illness, please contact your instructor as soon as possible to discuss alternative arrangements.
Laboratory sessions will start in the first week of classes.
Students must pass both the lecture and the 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.
The final exam is cumulative. A mark of less than 30% in the final exam will result in a grade of F.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles
- A molecular model kit is recommended
Lab manuals will be distributed during the first laboratory session.
P.Y. Bruice. Organic Chemistry. Publisher: Pearson Press ISBN: 9780134042282. Any edition.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.
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