SYLLABUS

CHEM 2542 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LECTURE, Spring 2014

 

CLASS TIME:  M, W, F     10:00 am 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 9:30 am to 9:55 am, 10:50 am to 11:30 am; or by appointment


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 if time permits introductory aspects of bioorganic chemistry. Concepts and reactions covered in CHEM 2541 - Organic Chemistry I are integral components of this course.

LECTURE MATERIALS  
Organic Chemistry, 4th, 5th, 5th enhanced or 6th edition by Brown, Foote, Iverson, & Anslyn (required)
Brown Organic Chemistry student solutions manual/study guide (any edition, highly recommended)

ACS Organic Chemistry Study guide (helpful)

Modeling Kit (helpful)
 

COURSE WEB PAGE:  All class materials, including this syllabus, exam and quiz schedules, sample exams, list of recommended problems, links to laboratory schedule and laboatory handouts, as well as useful links to other websites will be posted and periodically updated on the following web page: http://www.d.umn.edu/~pgrundt/2542. 

GRADING:

Four Quizzes

100 points (4x25 pts)

Three Midterm Exams

300 points (3x100 pts)

Final Exam

210 points

Total:

610 points

 

EXAM SCHEDULE:
Midterm Exam 1     February 19 (Wednesday), 10:00 to 10:50 am
Midterm Exam 2     April 2 (Wednesday), 10:00 to 10:50 am
Midterm Exam 3    April 30 (Wednesday), 10:00 to 10:50 am
Final Exam (ACS standardized exam, covers both Organic I and Organic II)  May 16 (Friday), 8:00 to 9:55 am


QUIZ SCHEDULE:
February 5 (Wednesday), March 5 (Wednesday), March 26 (Wednesday), April 16 (Wednesday); 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.