Organic Chemistry I
Instructor: William J. Skawinski
Office: Tiernan 323A
Web Page: www-ec.njit.edu/~skawinsk/chem243
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30-2:15pm, Friday 12:00-12:45pm or by arrangement.
Textbook: Organic Chemistry, 11th edition by Graham-Solomons (Wiley Publishing
Hard cover, Binder version or Electronic book
Solomons Organic Chemistry, 11E
Binder Ready edition bundled with WileyPLUS 9781118566893
(Wiley Plus will not be used)
Organic Chemistry 11e SSM/SG 9781118147900 Electronic text
All – Access Pack 9781118675052
Hard Cover edition
Organic Chemistry, 11th Edition by T. W. Graham Solomons, Craig B. Fryhle, Scott A. Snyder
Molecular Model Kit 7E (Optional)
The Study Guide for the textbook may be useful and is recommended
An inexpensive set of molecular models is highly recommended and models can be used during exams.
Material to be covered and tentative exam dates:
Chapter 1: Carbon Compounds and Chemical Bonds
Chapter 2: Representative Compounds, and Functional Groups, Intermolecular Forces and Infrared Spectroscopy
Chapter 3: Organic Reactions, Acids and Bases
Exam 1, 9/26/2014
Chapter 4: Alkanes, Nomenclature, Conformational Analysis and Synthesis
Chapter 5: Stereochemistry
Chapter 6: Ionic Reactions
Exam 2, 10/24/2014 (rescheduled)
Chapter 7: Alkenes and Alkynes 1, Properties and Synthesis
Chapter 8: Alkenes and Alkynes 2, Addition Reactions
Chapter 9: NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry
Exam 3, 11/14/2014 (Rescheduled)
Chapter 10: Radical Reactions
Chapter 11: Alcohols and Ethers
Chapter 12: Alcohols from Carbonyl Compounds
The lowest grade of the first three exams will be dropped. Homework and molecular modeling projects will be graded and added to the total of the exams in calculating the final grade. Attendance is required and will effect the final grade.
The course web page (www-ec.njit.edu/~skawinsk/chem243) will contain additional information and suggested problems from each chapter. Links to other sites of interest are also included.
Molecular modeling projects will be done using the Spartan software which will be available in PC Lab 37. Before the projects are assigned, a demonstration of the use of the software will be given in the lecture. Be sure you have an NJIT AFS computer account which will be required.
There are more extensive notes on some of the subjects we will be covering that were used in a previous course. You can find those notes at:
Notes from previous course
The NJIT Honor Code will be upheld,
and any violations will be brought to the immediate attention of the Dean of