Fall 2020 - CHEM 280 D100

STT-Organic Chemistry I (3)

Class Number: 8534

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    TBA
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 7, 2020
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    Location: TBA

    Nov 18, 2020
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    Location: TBA

    Dec 11, 2020
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, 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: Asynchronous
Tutorial: Synchronous

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

  • Participation 5%
  • Tutorials 5%
  • Midterm Exam 1 15%
  • Midterm Exam 2 15%
  • Final Exam 60%

NOTES:

Online Exam Invigilation: Students completing exams remotely must comply with the online invigilation procedures implemented by the course instructor.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Recommended Materials:

  • A molecular model kit is recommended.
Technology Requirements:
  • Students are required to have a desktop or laptop computer, high-speed internet access, and a webcam and microphone (built-in or external) to participate in online courses.

REQUIRED READING:

There is no assigned textbook for this course. However, you should have access to and read any relatively recent edition of a standard undergraduate-level Organic Chemistry text (e.g. Bruice, Brown and Foote, Carey, Jones, Vollhardt, McMurry etc.) in order to support your understanding of the lecture course materials.

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 FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).