CH 618B,610B Summer,2001





  1. Course information
  2. Meeting time and location
  3. Instructor
  4. Assistants
  5. Course Topics
  6. Required textbook
  7. Course Philosophy
  8. Exams
  9. Grading system
  10. Scholastic dishonesty policy
  11. Additional information and Emphasis Topics
  12. Class Notes

CH CH 610B,618B

Unique number: 91055 (610B); 91100(618B)
Course number:CH 610B; CH 618B
Description: Introductory Organic Chemistry, Second Semester
Prerequisite: CH 610A or CH 618A with a grade of at least "C" and credit or registration for CH s210c (for 610B) or CH s118L (for 618B).

Meeting time and location

Days: MTWThF
Time:8:30 -10:00
Place:GEA 105 (Gearing Hall)


Name: Professor Nathan L. Bauld
Office: Welch Hall 5.232
Office Hours: Tu,Wed,Thu 11:00-12:00.
Phone: (512)471-3017

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant: Shannon O'Neil

Office Hours:MTUTH 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. (Welch 1.3 Hallway, Cubicle A)

e-Mail Address:

Course Topics

  1. Unit 1: Chapter 15. Aldehydes and Ketones
  2. Unit 2:Chapter 16. Carboxylic Acids
  3. Unit 3: Chapter 17. Functional Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids (Esters, Amides,etc.)
  4. Unit 4: Chapter 18.Enolate Anions.
  5. Unit 5: Chapter 19. Aromaticity.
  6. Unit 6: Chapter 20.Reactions of Aromatics .
  7. Unit 7: Chapter 21.Amines.
  8. Unit 8: Chapter 22. Conjugated Dienes.
  9. Unit 9: Chapter 23.Organic Polymer Chemistry.
  10. Unit 10: Chapter 24. Carbohydrates.
  11. Unit 12: Chapter 25. Lipids.
  12. Unit 13: Chpater 27.Amino Acids and Proteins.
  13. Unit 14: Chapter 28.Nucleic Acids

Required text

Course Philosophy

This course strongly accentuates reaction mechanisms and theoretical understanding of organic chemical reactions. On exams, mechanisms must be written out exactly (for full credit), with each step on a separate, numbered line, and the rate-determining step, if any, specified as "rds" or a slow step as "slow" over the reaction arrows. The student should be able to rationalize why the appropriate step is rate determining or slow, also. All steps known to be equilibria ( as mentioned in class) must be so indicated by the use of equilibrium arrows. Theoretical explanations of structure, rate, specificity, etc. must be logical and complete to the level expounded by the instructor in class. Great emphasis is placed upon the specific material discussed in the lecture, understood at the level at which it is presented and demonstrated appropriately on the exams..

Transition state models are often required and must be derived from resonance theory, not simply written down as dotted line/partial charge structures. Transition states are characterized by various characteristics such as carbocation or radical or alkene character and often this must be refined to a more specific sub-character, such as primary or secondary or tertiary carbocation character or arenium ion character or monosubstituted or disubstituted alkene character. The characterization is then extended by the use of the Hammond postulate, whenever it is applicable, to indicate whether the transition state has much or a little of the specified character. It will usually be necessary to explain the specific application of the Hammond postulate and how it is being applied.

The Method of Competing Transition States must be used in many cases to explain the results of competing reactions such as orientation in electrophilic aromatic substitution, or relative rates, or reaction specificity.

For Further information on the conventions of this course for writing reaction mechanisms, deriving and characterizing TS's, and using the Method of Competing Transition States please see the corresponding Ch 610A material on my web site.


Grading system

Scholastic dishonesty policy

Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent. You are expected to have read and understood the current issue of General Information Catalog, published by the Registrar's Office, for information about procedures and about what constitutes scholastic dishonesty].

Additional Information

  1. Emphasis Topics for the 1st Exam
  2. Emphasis Topics for the 2nd Exam
  3. Emphasis Topics for the 3rd Exam
  4. Emphasis Topics for the Final Exam

Class Notes

  1. Chapter 15 : PRACTICE PROBLEMS GROUP1;** GROUP2.:**GROUP3** ANSWERS : GR1** GR 2**GR3
  2. Chapter 16 : Exercises:
  3. Chapter 17 : Exercises
  4. Chapter 18 : Exercises
  5. Chapter 18 (Continued)
  6. Chapter 19: Aromaticity
  7. Chapter 20: Aromatic Substitution:Exercises
  8. Chapter 20: (Continued)
  9. Chapter 21: Amines: Exercises
  10. Chapter 21: Amines(Continued)
  11. Chapter 22: Dienes:Exercises
  12. Chapter 22: (Continued)
  13. Chapter 23: Polymers : Exercises
  14. Chapter 23: (Continued)
  15. Chapter 24: Carbohydrates: Exercises
  16. Chapter 24: (Continued)
  17. Chapter 25: Lipids
  18. Chapter 25: Lipids (Continued) Chapter 25 Exercises.
  19. Chapter 27: Older Notes on Amino Acids and Proteins
  20. Chapter 27: Older Amino Acid Notes:Continued
  21. Chapter 27: Amino Acids and Proteins(New)
  22. Chapter 27: New Amino Acids: Continued : Ch27 Exercises.
  23. Chapter 27: New Amino Acids(Last)

Summer Term, 2001

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4 June 2001
Department of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences, UT Austin
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