Chemistry C3443x

Fall 2001

Section 1

Lectures in 309 Havemeyer

 

Professor

Thomas Katz

e-mail: TJK1@columbia.edu

Office Hours: 259 Chandler, Mondays 2:003:00, Thursdays 3:004:00, and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please send e-mail suggesting a few times you could be available.

 

Assistants

Mark Biscoe

e-mail: mrb117@columbia.edu

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 4:005:00, Room 560 Chandler, and by appointment. Please use e-mail to schedule an appointment.

 

Shengping Zheng

e-mail: sz173@columbia.edu

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2:003:00 P.M., Room 343 Havemeyer, and by appointment. Please use e‑mail to schedule an appointment.

 

Textbook

John McMurry, "Organic Chemistry", 5th Edition

 

Syllabus

The course will cover the following chapters of the textbook:

 

1. Structure and Bonding

2. Polar Bonds and Their Consequences

3. Organic Compounds: Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

4. Stereochemistry of Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

5. An Overview of Organic Reactions

6. Alkenes: Structure and Reactivity

7. Alkenes: Reactions and Synthesis

8. Alkynes: An Introduction to Organic Synthesis

9. Stereochemistry

10. Alkyl Halides

11. Reactions of Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitutions and Eliminations

12. Structure Determination: Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Spectroscopy

13. Structure Determination: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

14. Conjugated Dienes and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy

18. Ethers and Epoxides

 

Examinations

Hour exams are scheduled for

Monday, September 24 (covering Chapters 14);

Monday, October 15 (covering Chapters 58);

Monday, November 12 (covering Chapters 911 and 18); and

Friday, December 7 (covering Chapters 1214).

There will be a three-hour final exam. Of seven grades recorded, the four for the hour exams and the three for the final exam, the lowest two will be dropped. Thus the final grades will be based on the five best hours. There will be no make-up exams. Regrades must be requested within one week after exams are returned. The procedure is to turn in the exam at room 318 Havemeyer along with a form that is available outside room 343 Havemeyer.

 

Quizzes in the recitation classes will account for 10% of the grade, and homework assignments will account for 5% of the grade.

 

Home Page

http://www.columbia.edu/itc/chemistry/chem-c3443/