SYLLABUS

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2541, Fall 2013


CLASS TIME:  M, W, F    10:00 to 10:50 am, CHEM 200

INSTRUCTOR:

Dr. Peter Grundt, Office: Chem. 319, Phone: 726-6939
        e-mail: pgrundt@d.umn.edu
        office hours: M, W, F   9:15 to 9:45 am (before lecture) and 11:00 to 11:30 or by appointment

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

CHEM 2541 is the first semester of organic chemistry at the sophomore-junior level. The lecture will cover covalent bonds and shapes of molecules, alkanes and cycloalkanes, stereochemistry and chirality, organic acids and bases, alkenes and electrophilic addition reaction, an overview into the chemistry of alkynes, haloalkenes, nucleophilic substitution and β-elimination, alcohols and ethers.

LECTURE MATERIALS:

1. “Organic Chemistry”, 4h, 5th, 5th enhanced or 6th editions, by Brown, Foote, Iverson, & Anslyn (required)

2. Brown, Foote, Iverson: Organic Chemistry student solutions manual/study guide (strongly recommended - the answers to the problems are NOT in the textbook).

3. Organic Molecular Model Kit (stongly recommended)

UMD TUTORING CENTER:       http://www.d.umn.edu/tutoring/

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:
http://www.d.umn.edu/~pgrundt/2541/

GRADING:

Six Quizzes (20 min)

150 points (6x25 pts)

Three Midterm Exams (50 min) 

300 points (3x100 pts)

Final Exam (2 hours) 

200 points

Total:

650 points

EXAM SCHEDULE:
First Exam: October 2 (Wednesday), 10:00 to 10:50 am
Second Exam: November 6 (Wednesday), 10:00 to 10:50 am
Third  Exam: December 4 (Wednesday), 10:00 to 10:50 am
Final Exam: December 18 (Wednesday), 08:00 to 9:55 am

QUIZ SCHEDULE:
September 18 (Wednesday), September 25 (Wednesday), October 16 (Wednesday), October 30 (Wednesday), November 20 (Wednesday), November 25 (Monday), 10:30 to 10:50 am

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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.