SYLLABUS

CHEM 2541 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LECTURE, Summer 2014
May 19 - July 2

CLASS TIME:  M, W, F     08:00 to 10:10 am, CHEM 155

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, laboratory schedule and handouts, as well as useful links to other websites will be posted and periodically updated on the following web pages:
http://www.d.umn.edu/~pgrundt/2541

GRADING:

Five Quizzes (20 min)

125 points (5x25 pts)

Three Midterm Exams (1 hour) 

300 points (3x100 pts)

Final Exam (2 hours) 

200 points

Total:

625 points

 

TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE:
First Midterm Exam                     June 9 (Monday), 9:10 to 10:10 am
Second Midterm Exam               June 18 (Wednesday), 9:10 to 10:10 am
Third Midterm Exam                   June 27 (Friday), 9:10 to 10:10 am
Final Exam                                   July 2 (Wednesday), 8:00 to 10:00 am
 

 
TENTATIVE QUIZ SCHEDULE:
May  23 (Friday), May 30 (Friday),  June 4 (Wednesday), June 13 (Friday), June 23 (Monday); 9:50 to 10:10 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.