Spring 2022 - CHEM 280 D100

Organic Chemistry I (3)

Class Number: 1465

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 2, 2022
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Mar 2, 2022
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Mar 23, 2022
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Apr 13, 2022
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 120 or CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. 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 has the same lecture component as CHEM 281 but no laboratory work. Students with credit for CHEM 281 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.

Mode of Teaching:
3 lectures hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week
Lecture: In-person at Burnaby campus
Tutorial: In-person at Burnaby campus

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)
  • 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

Grading

  • Class Participation 5%
  • Assignments 10%
  • Best 2 out of 3 Midterm Exams 50%
  • Final Exam 35%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Recommended Materials:

  • A molecular model kit is recommended.

REQUIRED READING:

Ghislain Deslongchamps, William Ogilvie, Nathan Ackroyd, C. Scott Browning, Felix Lee, and Effie Sauer. Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Patterns. 2nd Edition, 2021. Publisher: Top Hat.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.