OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE CHEM 283 Organic Chemistry Syllabus Dr. Patricia Demko Course Number and Title: CHEM 283 Organic Chemistry I Catalog Description: This is the first course in a two-course sequence exploring the structureactivity relationships of functional groups. Course topics include nature of the covalent bond, alkenes, alkenes, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and functional group chemistry. The laboratory work consists of basic separation and purification, and synthetic organic laboratory techniques. Fall 2012 Office - HIER 233 Phone - 255-0400 ext. 2202 e-mail [email protected] Office Hours: Mon 11-12:40, Tues. 10-10:50, Thurs 8:30 – 9:20, Fri 10-10:50 Other Meeting Times: To arrange a meeting with your instructor in addition to the regularly scheduled office hours, please contact your instructor directly or contact the Department of Science (Phone: 732255-0378/ Email [email protected]). Required Text: Organic Chemistry, 8th ed. by John McMurry OWL access code Techniques in the Organic Laboratory by Pavia, Lampman, Kriz & Engel Laboratory Notebook (with duplicate pages) and Safety Glasses/Goggles Specific Course Learning Objectives: 1) Draw and interpret Lewis structures, line-bond structures of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, ethers, and alcohols using IUPAC system oof nomenclature. 2) Determine hybridization, bonds, bond angles, geometry, polarities, and dipole moments of organic compounds. 3) Draw, interpret, and compare relative stabilities of acyclic alkane conformations. 4) Draw, interpret, and compare relative stabilities of cyclic alkane conformations. 5) Describe acids and bases in reactions, identify components in a reaction and compare relative acidity and basicity of organic compounds. 6) Distinguish conformational isomers, constitutional isomers, geometric isomers, enantiomers, diastereomers, and meso compounds. 7) Distinguish reaction types, use kinetics to elucidate reaction mechanisms, and use reaction energy diagrams to illustrate reaction mechanisms. 8) Draw reaction mechanisms. 9) Describe SN1, SN2, E1, and E2 reactions, predicting reactivities, and reaction products. 10) Devise syntheses including steps, reagents, and products including regiochemistry and stereochemistry. General Education goal(s) addressed by this course: X 1. Independent thinking X 5. Science & Social Science 9. Global Perspective X 2. Communication 6. Aesthetic Appreciation 10. Health & Well Being X 3. Problem Solving 7. Historical Consciousness 11. Civic Responsibility 8. Diversity 12. Technology 13. Lifelong Learning 4. Ethical Judgment LAB - The lab experience is a REQUIRED part of the course. Students are expected to attend all scheduled lab meetings. After the 3rd lab absence the student will be administratively dropped from the course. If the 3rd lab absence occurs after Nov. 7 (last day to withdraw with W grade), the student will receive an F grade for the course. Grading Scale A B C D F (90 - 100) (80 - 89) (70 - 79) (60 - 69) (< 60) Tentative Topical Outline Week 1 Lecture Topics Structure & Bonding 2 Polar covalent bonds; acids & bases Laboratory Experiment Orientation & Microscale techniques Solubility & molecular modeling 3 Alkanes Melting point 4 Conformations 5 Organic reactions, mechanisms Molecular modeling & conformations TLC & functional groups 6 Alkenes; structure, nomenclature Crystallization 7 Alkene synthesis & reactions Extraction 8 Alkene synthesis & reactions Alcohol dehydration 9 Alkynes Alkene addition 10 Organic synthesis Hydroboration of an alkene 11 Alkyl halides Alkyl halide reactivity 12 Chirality Solvent effects 13 Chirality Synthesis of n-butyl bromide 13 Nucleophilic substitution (SN1 & SN2) Synthesis of t-pentyl chloride 15 Elimination (E1 & E2) Williamson ether synthesis Statement of Plagiarism: Students should refer to the student handbook and review Policy #5180. Statement about Civility: Respect the rights of other students by observing unnecessary talking, use of cell phones and beepers. Everyone is expected to be on time for every session. [See www.ocean.edu/civility.htm] Evaluation of student: 50 % - Tests (3) 15 % - Final Test 12 % - Lab Mid-term 13% - Lab Final 10 % - OWL Assignments INFORMATION LITERACY: Library and/or Internet research will be a component of this course. Campus Resources and Services: Tutoring is available [a] in the Writing Center for writing assignments in all subject areas, not just English courses, and [b] in the Mathematics Tutoring Center. Tutoring information for all other subjects can be found on the Tutoring page on the college website. In addition, Study Strategy Seminars are scheduled each week and are posted on the college website under “Academics.” More information on college services can be found by using the A-Z index on the college website (for example, under “T” for Tutoring or under “S” for Study Strategy Seminars). Statement of Accommodation: If there is any student in this class who has special needs because of learning disabilities or other kinds of disabilities, please feel free to come and discuss this with me or a staff member in the Center for Academic Excellence. Disclaimer: Individual faculty members may make reasonable changes to this course outline exclusive of course requirements, course calendar, and grading procedures. All individuals should not assume that anything received, sent, or stored in this course or in any course is private. Students’ written work, assignments, and test results may be used anonymously for college assessment purposes. Course content, support materials, and communications (including chats, discussions, emails, and any other forms of communication) may be used for quality assurance purposes by authorized college administrators. Important Notes Ocean Cruiser is the official email communication for students at OCC ([email protected]) Failure to pay for this course may result in your being dropped for non-payment.