INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Monte Wolf
OFFICE HOURS: As posted at office, G-319 and by appointment
COREQUISITE: Organic Chemistry II
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:
Organic chemistry is one of the most interesting and practical areas of chemistry. Many of the materials we handle each day are products of organic chemistry. Living systems are also organic in nature, so organic chemistry gives a foundation for understanding chemical reactions in living organisms. In the laboratory the student will learn the necessary skills for the preparation, purification, and identification or organic compounds. The acquired skills will then be applied to simple and multi-step synthesis conducted in the laboratory.
C. Wilcox, Jr. and M. Wilcox, Experimental Organic Chemistry, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1995.
The lab grade is calculated from eight lab data sheets (6 pts each, 48 total)
plus eight quizzes (6 pts each, 48 total) plus lab check in or check out (4 pts).
The grading scale used for the course letter grades in both lecture and lab courses is:
B+ = 87-90 % C+ = 77-80 % D+ = 60-65 %
A = 93-100 % B = 83-87 % C = 70-77 % D = 50-60 %
A- = 90-93 % B- = 80-83 % C- = 65-70 % F < 50 % of total
To check on your lab and quiz scores, use Moodle on PetrelNet.
Attendance to all lab sessions is required. It is important to be present at the start of the lab session. If you are late for lab and have missed the starting lecture of procedural and safety concerns for that lab, you will not be allowed to do that day’s experiment. Unless otherwise stated, lab reports are due at the start (e.g.2:00 p.m.) of following week’s lab session. Late reports are penalized at the rate of 2 points per day overdue.
You may withdraw from the course through March 26th with a W regardless of current course grade.
An incomplete grade would be issued only in extreme circumstances as determined by the professor. The University policy on incomplete grades will be followed.
The use of written or oral information not provided by the instructor during an exam is considered cheating. The University policy on academic honesty will be followed.
a. The unauthorized possession or use of notes, texts, or other such materials during an examination.
b. Copying another person’s work or participation in such an effort.
c. An attempt or participation in an attempt to fulfill the requirements of a course with work other than one’s original work for that course.
Plagiarism includes representing someone else’s words, ideas, data, or original research as one’s own, and in general failing to footnote or otherwise acknowledge the source of such work. One has the responsibility of avoiding plagiarism by taking adequate notes on reference materials, including material taken off the internet or other electronic sources, used in the preparation of reports, papers, and other coursework.
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB SCHEDULE
1/26 Q1 21.5 (C)
3/16 Spring Break
3/23 Q5 30.2 (A)
4/06 Q7 34.2 (A)
*prepare for Exp.29.2
Laboratory Assignments: (Pages in Wilcox and Wilcox to read)
Exp. 21.5 (C) Synthesis of Alkenes p. 327-332 plus (I) p. 176-177
Exp. 25.3 (B) Cyclohexanone p. 353-356 + attached handout
Exp. 22.3 (B)(C) Grignard synthesis p. 334-339
Exp. 29.2 (A)(B) Cannizarro Reaction p.371-374 + attached handout
Exp. 30.2 (A) n-Butyl acetate p. 375-379
Handout Saponification of Trigylcerides
Exp. 49.2 (A) Aspirin p. 485-487
Exp. 34.2 (A) Dibenzalacetone p. 397-400
Exp. 45.3 (A)(B) Indigo p. 463-466