Chemistry 618B : Organic Chemistry


  1. Course information
  2. Meeting time and location
  3. Instructor
  4. Course Topics
  5. Required textbook
  6. References
  7. Tentative Reading Assignments
  8. Exams
  9. Grading system
  10. Attendance policy
  11. Scholastic dishonesty policy
  12. Additional information
  13. Study Emphases for Exam 3
  14. Study Emphases for Final Exam

Title of Course

Unique number: 46015
Course number: Ch618B
Description: Sophomore Organic/Second Semester
Prerequisite: CH618A,CH18A with C or better.

Meeting time and location

Time:9:30-11:00 A.M.
Place:Welch Hall 2.308.


Name: Nathan L. Bauld
Office: Wellch Hall 5.232
Office hours: Monday,Tuesday 2:00-3:00 P.M.

Course Topics

  1. Unit 1: Addition Polymerization (Special Topic C)
  2. Unit 2: Alcohols and Ethers (Ch. 10)
  3. Unit 3: Organometallics (Ch.11)
  4. Unit 4: Conjugated Systems (Ch. 12)
  5. Unit 5: Aromatic Compounds (Ch. 14)
  6. Unit 6: Reactions of Aromatic Compounds (Ch.15)
  7. Unit 7: Aldehydes and Ketones.I. Nucleophilic Additions (Ch.16)
  8. Unit 8: Aldehydes and Ketones.II. Aldol Reactions (Ch. 17)
  9. Unit 9: Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives.Nucleophilic Substitution (Ch.18)
  10. Unit 10: Beta Dicarbonyl Compounds (Ch.19)
  11. Unit 11: Amines (Ch. 20)
  12. Unit 12: Phenols and Aryl Halides (Ch.21)
  13. Unit 13: Carbohydrates (Ch.22)

Required text


Tentative Assignments


All exams except the final exam are two hour exams and are given at night. The final exam is a three hour exam, but is not cumulative.

Final exam: Wednesday, May 7, 9:00-12:00 noon: Units 10-13 and possibly other specific topics will be covered; Place to be announced. The final exam counts 150 points, regular exams 100 points.

Grading system

Attendance policy

Regular attendance is expected but not monitored. Materials not covered in the text will be introduced in class, and some materials covered in the text will be covered more extensively in class. Announcements will be made concerning the limitations and extent of exam coverage in class. Additional exercises will be assigned in class which may be exam-relevant.

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. This section of sophomore organic has a rather strong emphasis on mechanistic and theoretical aspects of organic chemistry . Synthetic organic chemistry is developed extensively, but rote memorization of reactions is minimized. Resonance theory and molecular orbital theory are both used at a basic level to understand interactions and reactions.
  2. Drops without penalty (Q drops) are permitted up to a time one week later than the first 2 hour exam.
  3. Regrade requests must be handed in within one week of the date on which the student receives the graded exam. The procedure is to attach a sheet of paper to the exam indicating which questions are at issue and what the issues are. The student is expected to have consulted the published exam key before handing in the regrade request. The exam and the cover sheet are then handed to the TA or the instructor. We reserve the right to regrade the entire exam, of course.

Spring Semester ,1997

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