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  • 1. Chemistry 251 (Organic Chemistry I) – Fall 2012 (Pre-requisite: Grade of C or Higher in Chemistry 114) Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Queens College – CUNY 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY 11367 Lecture & Recitation – Monday & Wednesday (6:30 – 8:20 PM); Remsen 101 Instructor: Professor Yu Chen, Remsen 206 F Email: yu.chen1@qc.cuny.edu Tele: 718-997-4132 (Office) Office Hours: 2:00 - 3:00 pm Monday & Wednesday (Remsen 206 F) 8:20 - 8:35 pm Monday & Wednesday (Remsen 101) Textbook: Organic Chemistry by John McMurry, Eighth Edition, BROOKS/COLE CENGAGE Learning; Reference Book: Organic Chemistry by A. David Baker, Jaimelee Iolani Rizzo and Robert Engel; Ancillary: 1) Study Guide and Solution Manual for McMurry’s Organic Chemistry, by Susan McMurry, Eighth Edition, BROOKS/COLE CENGAGE Learning; 2) Organic Chemistry as a Second Language, by David Klein, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, INC. Laboratory Text: by Williamson, Organic Experiments, 9th Edition. Schedule of Classes and Examinations: 1. Chapter 1 – Structure and Bonding – Aug. 27th (Mon., 2 hrs), Aug. 29th (Wed., 1 hr) 2. Chapter 2 – Polar Covalent Bonds; Acids and Bases – Aug. 29th (Wed., 1 hr), Sept. 5th (Wed., 2 hrs.), Review for Chapters 1 & 2 – Sept. 10th (Mon., 1 hr) 3. Chapter 3 – Organic Compounds: Alkanes and Their Stereochemistry – Sept. 10th (Mon., 1 hr), Sept. 12th (Wed., 1 hr) 4. Chapter 4 – Organic Compounds: Cycloalkanes and Their Stereochemistry – Sept. 12th (Wed., 1 hr), Sept. 19th (Wed., 1 hr); Review for Chapters 3 & 4 – Sept. 19th (Wed., 1 hr) 5. Chapter 5 – Stereochemistry at Tetrahedral Centers – Sept. 24th (Mon., 2 hrs), Oct. 1st (Mon., 1 hr), Review for Chapter 5 – Oct. 1st (Mon., 1 hr) Review of Chapters 1 through 5, Problem-Solving – Oct. 3rd (Wed., 2 hrs) First Mid-term Examination – Chapters 1 through 5 – Oct. 10th (Wed., 2 hrs) 6. Chapter 6 – An Overview of Organic Reactions – Oct. 15th (Mon., 2 hrs), Oct. 17th (Wed., 1 hr)
  • 2. 7. Chapter 7 – Alkenes: Structure and Reactivity – Oct. 17th (Wed., 1 hr), Oct. 22nd (Mon., 2 hrs), Review for Chapters 6 & 7 – Oct. 24th (Wed., 1 hr) 8. Chapter 8 – Alkenes: Reactions and Synthesis – Oct. 24th (Wed., 1 hr), Oct. 29th (Mon., 2 hrs) 9. Chapter 9 – Alkynes: An Introduction to Organic Synthesis – Oct. 31st (Wed., 2 hrs), Nov. 5th (Mon., 1 hr); Review for Chapters 8 & 9 – Nov. 5th (Mon., 1 hr) Review of Chapter 6 through 9, Problem-Solving – Nov. 7th (Wed., 2 hrs) Second Mid-Term Examination – Chapters 6 through 9 – Nov. 12th (Mon., 2 hrs) 10. Chapter 10 – Organohalides – Nov. 14th (Wed., 2 hrs) 11. Chapter 11 – Reactions of Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitutions and Eliminations – Nov. 19th (Mon., 2 hrs), Nov. 21st (Wed., 1 hr); Review for Chapters 10 & 11 Nov. 21st (Wed., 1 hr) 12. Chapter 15 – Benzene and Aromaticity – Nov. 26th (Mon., 2 hrs) 13. Chapter 16 – Chemistry of Benzene: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution – Nov. 28th (Wed., 2 hrs), Dec. 3rd (Mon., 1 hr); Review for Chapters 15 & 16 Dec. 3rd (Mon., 1 hr) Review of Chapters 10, 11, 15 & 16, Problem-Solving – Dec. 5th (Wed., 2 hrs) Third Mid-Term Examination – Chapters 10, 11, 15 and 16 – Dec. 10th (Mon., 2 hrs) Review Session for Final Examination, Problem-Solving – Dec. 12th (Wed., 2 hrs) FINAL EXAMINATION – Chapters 1 through 11 & Chapters 15, 16 – (Dec. 19th , tentative)