Organic Chemistry I
Instructor: William J. Skawinski
Office: Tiernan 323A
Web Page: www-ec.njit.edu/~skawinsk/chem243
Office Hours: Monday 10:30am-11:00am, Friday 12:00pm-1:00pm or by arrangement.
Hard Cover: ISBN: 978-0-471-68496-1
Less Expensive Binder Version: ISBN: 9780471752370
The Study Guide for the textbook may be useful:
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
Notes for Chapter 1
Chapter 2: Representative Compounds, and Functional Groups, Intermolecular Forces and Infrared Spectroscopy
Notes for Chapter 2
Chapter 3: Organic Reactions, Acids and Bases
Notes for Chapter 3
Exam 1, 9/28/2012
Course Objectives for Exam 1
Chapter 4: Alkanes, Nomenclature, Conformational Analysis and Synthesis
Notes for Chapter 4
Chapter 5: Stereochemistry
Notes for Chapter 5
Chapter 6: Ionic Reactions
Notes for Chapter 6
Exam 2, 10/26/2012 (Rescheduled)
Course Objectives for Exam 2
Chapter 7: Alkenes and Alkynes 1, Properties and Synthesis
Notes for Chapter 7
Chapter 8: Alkenes and Alkynes 2, Addition Reactions
Notes for Chapter 8
Chapter 9: NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry
Notes for Chapter 9
Exam 3, 11/30/2012 (Rescheduled)
Course Objectives for Exam 3
Chapter 10: Radical Reactions
Notes for Chapter 10
Chapter 11: Alcohols and Ethers
Notes for Chapter 11
Chapter 12: Alcohols from Carbonyl Compounds
Notes for Chapter 12
Course Objectives for Final Exam
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 Students.