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Basic Organic - Fall 2020
 
 
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CHEM 20481: Basic Organic Chemistry I

Dr. Earley

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Welcome - Information about how this course is structured

  • Course Syllabus - in Adobe PDF format
    • Policy - KSU policies and other information. Considered part of syllabus
    • Syllabus HW - A homework assignment covering information from the syllabus
  • Online Resources - Freely available textbooks and other resources
  • Chemdoodle - Screencast explaining how to use ChemDoodle
  • Copies of old exams and answer keys will be available on Blackboard Learn.

 

  • Lewis Structures - Drawing structures, formal and partial charges, geometry, intermolecular forces (Aug. 27-Sept. 1)
  • Molecular Representations - Line-bond and condensed structures, resonance, curved arrow formalism, delocalized lone pairs (Sept. 2 - 8) 
  • Acids and Bases - Acid/base definitions, curved arrow, equilibrium, and predicting acidity (Sept. 9-11)
  • Alkanes - Nomenclature, isomers, Newman Projections, conformations, cycloalkanes (Sept. 14-18)
  • Review Sheet
  • Exam 1 - Page with links for taking and exams and going over results

 

Exam #2 is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14

  • Chemdoodle - Screencast explaining how to use ChemDoodle
  • Stereochemistry - Stereoisomers, R/S nomenclature, optical activity (Sept. 22-25)
  • Thermodynamics - Review of thermodynamics, reaction energy diagrams, curved arrow formalism (Sept. 28-30)
  • Alkyl halides - Nomenclature, SN2 and SN1 reaction mechanisms and stereoselectivity (Oct. 1-14)
  • Review Sheet

 

Exam #3 is scheduled for Thursday, November 5

 

Exam #4 is scheduled for Thursday, December 3

 

  • Carboxylic acids - nomenclature, synthesis, and reactions (Nov. 30 - Dec. 2)
  • Amines - properties and reductive amination
  • Introduction to carbohydrates
  • Introduction to amino acids
  • Review Sheet