SYLLABUS

CHEM 2541 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LECTURE, Summer 2015
May 18 - July 3, 2015

CLASS TIME:  M, W, F     8:00 to 10:10 am, CHEM 150

INSTRUCTORS:

Dr. Victor N. Nemykin, Office: CHEM 329, Phone: 726-6927
        e-mail: vnemykin@d.umn.edu
        office hours: M, W, F    10:10 to 11:10 am (after lecture)  or by appointment

Dr. Peter Grundt, Office: CHEM 319, Phone: 726-6939
        e-mail: pgrundt@d.umn.edu
        office hours: M, W, F    10:10 to 11:10 am (after lecture)  or by appointment.

PREREQUISITES: CHEM 1152 or CHEM 1162 or CHEM 1155 and CHEM 1156

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CHEM 2541 is the first semester of organic chemistry at the sophomore-junior level. The lecture portion of the course will cover covalent bonds and shapes of molecules, alkanes and cycloalkanes, stereochemistry and chirality, organic acids and bases, alkenes and electrophilic addition reaction, alkynes, haloalkenes and radical reactions, nucleophilic substitution and β-elimination, and alcohols.

LECTURE MATERIALS  
Organic Chemistry, 4th, 5th or 6th edition by Brown, Foote, Iverson, & Anslyn (required)
Brown Organic Chemistry student solutions manual/study guide (hard copy, strongly recommended), Molecular Modelling Kit (strongly recommended)
 

COURSE WEB PAGE:  All class materials, including this syllabus, exam and quiz schedules, sample exams, list of recommended problems will be posted and periodically updated on the following web page:
www.d.umn.edu/~pgrundt/2541

GRADING:

Five Quizzes (20 min)

125 points (5x25 pts)

Three Midterm Exams (50 min) 

300 points (3x100 pts)

Final Exam (115 min) 

200 points

Total:

625 points


TENTATIVE QUIZ AND EXAM SCHEDULE:

Quiz 1: May 22 (Friday), 9:50 to 10:10 am
Quiz 2: May 29 (Friday), 9:50 to 10:10 am
Quiz 3: June 3 (Wednesday), 9:50 to 10:10
First Midterm Exam: June 8 (Monday), 9:10 to 10:10 am
Quiz 4: June 12 (Friday), 9:50 to 10:10 am
Second Midterm Exam: June 17 (Wednesday), 9:10 to 10:10 am
Quiz 5: June 22 (Monday); 9:50 to 10:10 am
Third Midterm Exam: June 26 (Friday), 9:10 to 10:10 am
Final Exam: July 1 (Wednesday), 8:00 to 10:00 am
Please remember this tentative schedule. Changes to dates and times will be announced in class.


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Access for Students with Disabilities: It is the policy and practice of the University of Minnesota Duluth to create inclusive learning environments for all students, including students with disabilities. If there are aspects of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or your ability to meet course requirements please notify the instructor as soon as possible. You are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Resources to discuss and arrange reasonable accommodations. Please call 218-726-6130 or visit the DR website at www.d.umn.edu/access for more information.