June 27 - August 12


CLASS TIME:                    M, W, F   8:00 - 10:10 am, Life Science 175


INSTRUCTORS:               Dr. Peter Grundt (6/27-7/20/16), Office: Chem. 319


                                             office hours:  M, W, F   10:10 to 11:10 am (after lecture)


                                             Dr. Viktor V. Zhdankin (7/22-8/12/16)   Office: Chem. 341,


                                             office hours: M, W, F    10:10 to 11:10 am (after lecture)


PREREQUISITES: CHEM 2541 - Organic Chemistry I


COURSE DESCRIPTION: CHEM 2542 is the second semester of organic chemistry at the sophomore-junior level. The lectures will cover organic spectroscopy, chemistry of aromatic compounds, structure and chemical transformations of functional groups, and introductory aspects of bioorganic chemistry.



“Organic Chemistry”, 5th or 6th edition by Brown, Foote, Iverson, & Anslyn (required)

Brown, Foote, Iverson: Organic Chemistry student solutions manual/study guide (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 page:



                                  Four Quizzes                                        120 points (4x30 pts)

                                  Three Midterm Exams                         300 points (3x100 pts)

                                  Final Exam                                            200 points   ________

                                  Total                                                       620 points


TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE:                                            

                                          First Midterm Exam                July 11 (Monday), 9:10 to 10:10 am

                                          Second Midterm Exam         July 22 (Friday), 9:10 to 10:10 am

                                          Third Midterm Exam              August 8 (Monday), 9:10 to 10:10 am

                                          Final Exam                              August 12 (Friday), 8:00 to 10:10 am


TENTATIVE QUIZ SCHEDULE: July 1 (Friday), July 18 (Monday), July 27 (Wednesday), August 1 (Monday); 9:50 to 10:10 am


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