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Chem 261 - Organic Chemistry
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Chem 261 Organic Chemistry Fall 2018 Tues Thurs 10 00 11 15am ISB 135 Instructor Michelle Farkas LSL N527 Email farkas chem umass edu Prof s Office Hours in LSL N527 Mon 1 30 3 30pm Wed 2 30 4 30pm starting 9 17 TA TBD Office Hours TBD SI Devon Yu devonyu umass edu SI Sessions TBD Required Text Organic Chemistry by John McMurry Purchase info http owl oit umass edu techsupport accesscodes orgchem html iClicker For this course you will need to purchase an iClicker 2 student remote which comes bundled with 5 years of iClicker REEF mobile polling We may not use REEF mobile polling for this class but you should save your subscription card in case you need it for another course We have negotiated a reduced rate with the publisher You can purchase this for 47 99 plus tax through the publisher website store macmillanlearning com storefront 2018S0003 Model kits Having a molecular model kit for this course is strongly recommended This item or similar may be purchased at a reasonable cost umass amazon com dp B007FAZOVS ref umass coursecatalog Grading OWL Chapter Assignments Given on a weekly basis 15 OWL EOC Assignments Given on a weekly basis 20 Exam 1 Tuesday October 9 Mon schedule 70min 2 sessions offered 20 Exam 2 Wednesday November 14 70min 2 sessions offered 20 optional Exam 3 Monday December 10 70min 2 sessions offered replaces lowest score Final Exam Friday December 14 2 hours 2 sessions offered 25 Extra credit up to 5 for class participation via clickers OWLs 1 eBook readings will be released immediately for each chapter to be covered in this course 2 Inside Chapter OWLs will all be opened immediately Unlimited attempts will be given and deadlines will be as indicated below generally on a weekly basis 3 End of Chapter EOC OWLs will be opened on a weekly basis with 9 days and 2 weekends given before the deadline You will have TEN 10 attempts per question EOCs that are completed beyond 10 attempts or past the deadline will receive credit Topics and Tentative OWL deadlines all 11 59pm I Structure and Bonding Ch 1 Monday Sept 17 also deadline for intro to OWL section II Polar Covalent Bonds Acids Bases Ch 2 Monday Sept 24 III Alkanes Ch 3 Monday Oct 1 IV Cycloalkanes Ch 4 Monday Oct 8 V Stereochemistry Ch 3 and 4 mostly Ch 5 Monday Oct 15 VI Overview of Organic Reactions Ch 6 Monday Oct 22 VII Alkenes Structure and Reactivity Ch 7 Monday Oct 29 VIII Alkenes Reactions and Synthesis Ch 8 Monday Nov 1 IX Alkynes Ch 9 Monday Nov 8 X Organohalides Ch 10 Monday Nov 15 XI Reactions of Alkyl Halides Ch 11 Monday Nov 26 XII Structure Determination Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Spectroscopy Ch 12 Monday Dec 10 XIII Structure Determination Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Ch 13 Monday Dec 10 Exams All exams will be held in gen chem labs ISB 155 160 and given in e Exam format Model kits are allowed in exams and periodic tables will be provided No calculators will be permitted you will not need them Prior to exams review sheets and practice exams will be made available Moodle Lecture Notes Recordings etc Lecture notes will generally be provided on Moodle by 11pm the evening before the lecture Written on slides will be provided on Moodle following the lecture Echo360 will also be used to record classes link will be on Moodle These items are for your personal class use and not to be shared or sold There will also be a discussion board on Moodle for posting questions and answers


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