CH 610A,618A. Spring 2002



  1. Important Course News and Daily/WeeklyAnnouncements!
  2. Course information
  3. Meeting time and location
  4. Instructor
  5. Course Topics
  6. Required textbook
  7. Exams
  8. Grading system
  9. Scholastic dishonesty policy
  10. Additional information,Emphasis Topics,Tutorials
  11. Class Notes
  12. Two New Elements
  13. Real Pictures of Orbitals
  14. Answer key for the First Exam
  15. Answer key for the Second Exam
  16. Answer key for the third Exam

Title of Course

Unique number:CH 610A: ; CH 618A: .
Course number: CH610A and CH618A (meet together)
Prerequisite: CH 302 with "C" or better and credit or registration for CH 204 or 317.

Meeting time and location

Days: MWF
Place: Welch.


Name: Nathan L. Bauld.
Office: Welch 5.232.
Office hours: Tu,W 2:00-3:00
Phone: (512)471-3017.
Teaching Assistant:
TA Office Hours:

Course Topics

  1. Unit 1:Electronic Structures and Bonding.
  2. Unit 1(continued):Acids and Bases
  3. Unit 2:An Introduction to Organic Compounds
  4. Unit 3:Reactions of Alkenes:Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  5. Unit 3 (continued):Alkenes
  6. Unit 4:Stereochemistry
  7. Unit 5:Alkynes
  8. Unit 6: Electron Delocalization and Resonance: Aromaticity
  9. Unit 7: Reactions of Dienes
  10. Unit 8:Reactions of Alkanes: Radicals: Alkyl Halides
  11. Unit 9:Nucleophilic Substitution
  12. Unit 10. Elimination Reactions
  13. Unit 11: Leaving Groups Other Than Halogen:Alcohols and Ethers

Required Text


All exams except for the final exam are two hour exams and will meet from 7:00-9:00P on the indicated dates.

Final Exam: Counts 150 points of total 450. Coverage to be announced.

Grading System

Each of the three interim exams given during the semester has a maximum possible score of 100 points. The maximum possible score on the final examination is 150 points, giving a grand total of 450 possible points. The instructor will provide an approximate or orientational curve after each of the interim exams,but the final course grade will be determined solely from the total scores for the course, applying an appropriate "curve" which is based in large part upon accumulated experience in this course.

Regrade Policy

Requests for regrading of exams will be honored up to a deadline of one week after the graded exam is returned to the student. Students requesting regrades must attach a cover sheet to their exam indicating what question or questions are at issue and ,briefly, what the issue is. The exam and its cover sheet must be handed to the lecture TA, who will privately consider the validity of the regrade request and return the regraded exam to the student.No exam will be regraded after the one week deadline, but corrections of numerical (addition) errors can be requested at any time.

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
  5. Tutorial on Resonance Theory.

Class Notes

  1. Ch1;V1 (AO's, MO's, Ionic and Covalent Bonding, Hybridization in Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes
  2. Ch1;V2 (Polar Covalent Bonds; Formal Charges)
  3. Ch1;V3 (Benzene; Resonance Theory)
  4. Ch1;V4 (Acids/Bases)
  5. Ch2;V1 (Alkanes; Isomers; Nomenclature;Cyclcoalkanes)
  6. Rest of Class Notes

Spring Semester, 2002

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October 10,2000
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences, UT Austin