Dr. Starkey's CHM 3150 - Organic Chemistry II

Syllabus (Course Points) | Semester Schedule
Dr. Starkey's welcome video and current daily schedule

CHM 3150
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O-Chem Survival
Handouts/Resources

Resources/Materials (CPP COVID Q&A)

  • Need extra help? Join the SEES Academic Excellence Workshops flyer (TuTh 4-6 pm in Building 4, room 2-314 with Tan Tan email) or... Reach out to your study group, post a question on Discord, come to office hours, get tutoring at the Learning Resource Center (LRC).

  • ACS Organic Chemistry Final Exam - this multiple-choice exam will be used for this semester's final exam
    Final Exam topics from CHM 3140 and CHM 3150.
    Study Guide: ACS exams website (composite scores).
 

Lecture Notes (for Educator lectures/Klein text) & Suggested Textbook Problems:

Chapter 11 - Synthesis/Review
Textbook Problems/EOC

Chapter 12 - Alcohols
Skeleton Lecture Notes
Textbook Problems/EOC

Chapter 13 - Ethers
Skeleton Lecture Notes
Textbook Problems/EOC
Exam I
Chapter 19 - Aldehydes & Ketones
Skeleton Lecture Notes
Textbook Problems/EOC

Chapter 20 - Carboxylic Acids & Derivatives
REVISED Skeleton Lecture Notes (IUPAC)
Textbook Problems/EOC

  Exam II
Chapter 21 - Enols & Enolates
Skeleton Lecture Notes
Textbook Problems/EOC

Chapter 17 - Aromaticity
Skeleton Lecture Notes
Textbook Problems/EOC

Chapter 18 - Aromatic Reactions
Skeleton Notes: Part 1 (Steps 2/3) & Part 2 (Step 4)
Textbook Problems/EOC
Exam III
Chapter 16 - Conjugated Dienes
Skeleton Lecture Notes


Chapter 22 - Amines
Skeleton Lecture Notes
  Ch. 1-22 ACS
Final Exam

Daily Worksheets, Announcements, Clicker Questions (and Zoom recordings):
CHM 3150 Semester Schedule (Poll Everywhere)


Week 0/1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Th: WorksheetCh11-1 | 411
1 2 3 | Zoom 8/25

Tu: WorksheetCh11-2 | 411
4 5 6 7 8 | Zoom 8/30 (no audio - sorry!)

Th: WorksheetCh12-1 | 411
Ch11: 9 10 1 3 6 8
Ch12: 1 3 4 | Zoom 9/1

Tu:WorksheetCh12-2 | 411
2 5 / 1 2 3 4 | Zoom 9/6

Th: WorksheetCh12-3 | 411
5 / 1 2 3 4 5 6 | Zoom 9/8

Tu: WorksheetCh13-1 | 411
1 2 3 4 5 6 | Zoom 9/13

Th: WorksheetCh13-2 | 411
7 / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 | Zoom 9/15

Tu: ReviewWorksheet | 411
8 / 1 2 3a 3b 7 8 9 | Zoom 9/20

Review 9/21 9 pm
4 5 6 10 11 12 (recording)

Th: Exam I, 9/22 (results)

Tu: WorksheetCh19-1 | 411
1 2 3 4 5 | Zoom 9/27

Th: WorksheetCh19-2 |
411
6 /1 2 4 5 Zoom 9/29


Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10
Tu: WorksheetCh19-3 | 411
1 2 3 4 5 6 | Zoom 10/4

Th:Worksheet19&20 | 411
7 8 / 1 2 4 5 6 7 | Zoom 10/6

Tu: WorksheetCh20-2 | 411
1 2 3 4 5 6 | Zoom 10/11

Th: WorksheetCh20-3 | 411
1 2 3 4 5 6 | Zoom 10/13

Tu: WorksheetCh20-4 | 411
1 2 3a 4 5 6 13 | Zoom 10/18

Review canceled due to fire!
(answer key to WorksheetCh204)

Th: Exam II, 10/20 (results)

Tu: WorksheetCh21-1 |411
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Zoom 10/25

Th: WorksheetCh21-2 | 411
1 2 3 4 5 6 | Zoom 10/27

Tu: WorksheetCh21-3 | 411
1 2 3 4 5 | Zoom 11/1

Th: WorksheetCh21-4  | 411
6 7 / 1 2 3 4 | Zoom 11/3


Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15
Tu: WorksheetCh17 | 411
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 | Zoom 11/8

Th: WorksheetCh17/18-2 | 411
10 / 1 2 3 4 5 6 8  | Zoom 11/10

Tu: WorksheetCh17/18-3 | 411
7 9 / 1 2 3 4 5 | Zoom

Th: WorksheeetCh17/18-4 | 411
6 1 2a 2b 3 4 5 8 | Zoom 11/17

Tu: Exam3review| 411
Zoom 11/22 NOTE: key for Robinson should be C!

Solved 10
Th: Thanksgiving, 11/24


Review
11/28 9 pm
Worksheet | Zoom link

Tu: Exam III, 11/29

Th:

Tu:

Th:

Final Exams
Section 01 (1 pm class in 24D-1220): Tuesday 12/13 1:002:50 pm
Section 02 (5:30 pm class in 15-1823): Tuesday 12/13 5:006:50 pm
Section 03 (2:30 pm class in 24D-1220): Thursday 12/15 1:002:50 pm

Homework, Practice Problems & Handouts for current semester

  • Chapter 11 - Synthesis EOC Cover Sheet - due by date of Exam I to Gradescope, with any hand-written problems attached
  • Homework #1 (20-Question Review) - due Friday, 9/2 to Gradescope (click on Log in with School Credentials)
  • How to make flash cards - up to three flash cards can be prepared for every reaction/reagent/transformation from Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, 12...

  • Chapter 12 - Alcohols skeleton notes | Ch. 12 summary
  • EOC Cover Sheet (suggested end-of-chapter problems, and cover sheet for submission to Gradescope to get credit for textbook problems)
  • Interesting Alcohols!
  • Alcohol/Ether Nomenclature practice worksheet and answer key
  • Interesting phenols, including CBD and THC
  • Cool demo: potassium + water = KOH and BOOM! (e.g., an explosive way to make hydroxide from water, or an alkoxide from an alcohol)
  • Grignard/Hydride homework (due Sunday, 9/11)

  • Chapter 13 - Ethers & Epoxides skeleton notes | Ch. 13 summary
  • EOC Cover Sheet (suggested end-of-chapter problems, and cover sheet for submission to Gradescope to get credit for textbook problems)
  • Epoxide Ring Opening homework (due Tuesday, 9/20)
  • SN2 backside attack practice and answer key
  • Exam I practice problems: Alcohol/Ether Sample Transforms and answer key

  • Exam I - Histogram
    See also: Exam Wrapper Reflection/Survey and Exam Corrections (due Tuesday, 10/4)
    "I studied so much, how did I bomb this exam?" exploration of study habits and "How to Earn an A (...or B) in Organic Chemistry" handout

  • Chapter 19 - Aldehydes & Ketones skeleton notes | Ch. 19 summary
  • EOC Cover Sheet (suggested end-of-chapter problems, and cover sheet for submission to Gradescope to get credit for textbook problems)
  • Aldehyde/Ketone Nomenclature practice worksheet and answer key
  • Fragrant carbonyl compounds
  • Alcohol Synthesis homework (due Sunday, 10/2)
  • Acetal formation/hydrolysis mechanism homework (due Tuesday, 10/4)

  • Chapter 20 - Carboxylic Acids & Their Derivatives - Ch. 20 skeleton notes and Nomenclature skeleton notes | Ch. 20 summary
  • EOC Cover Sheet (suggested end-of-chapter problems, and cover sheet for submission to Gradescope to get credit for textbook problems)
  • Carboxylic Acids/Derivatives Nomenclature practice problems and answer key
  • Infographics: Common names of carboxylic acids and Odors of esters
  • Hydrolysis Mechanism homework (due Sunday, 10/10)

  • Exam II (Histogram)
    See also: Exam Wrapper Reflection/Survey and Exam Corrections (due Thursday 11/10)
    "I studied so much, how did I bomb this exam?" exploration of study habits and "How to Earn an A (...or B) in Organic Chemistry" handout

  • Chapter 21 - Enols & Enolates Part 1 skeleton notes | Part 2 skeleton notes | Ch. 21 summary
  • EOC Cover Sheet (suggested end-of-chapter problems, and cover sheet for submission to Gradescope to get credit for textbook problems)
  • "Messy Aldol" homework (due Monday, 10/31)

  • Chapter 17/18 - Aromatic Compounds & Their Reactions - Ch 17/18 Outline/Schedule | Ch. 17/18 summary
  • Chapter 17 EOC Cover Sheet and Chapter 18 EOC Cover Sheet (suggested end-of-chapter problems, and cover sheet for submission to Gradescope to get credit for textbook problems)
  • Ch. 17 Skeleton Notes (includes nomenclature) and Chapter 18 skeleton notes: Part 1 (Steps 2 & 3) & Part 2 (Step 4)
  • EAS Homework #1 (due Tuesday, 11/15)
  • EAS Homework #2 (due Tuesday, 11/22)
  • Nanotechnology: CHM 3150 Wiki | Nanotechnology's Big Impact | Discovery of Fullerenes 
  • Summary of Reagents for aromatic reactions (Ch. 18) and diazonium salts (Ch. 22)
  • Aromatic synthesis extra practice problems and answer key: page 1 | page 2


  • Chapter 16 - Conjugated Dienes & Diels-Alder Reaction Ch. 16 summary
  • Skeleton lecture notes: Chapter 16 (examples of Colored Compounds)

    Sample Exams

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    1st Day Materials & Info (FYI, CHM 3150L lab resources are available too)

  • "The structure known, but not yet accessible by synthesis, is to the chemist
    what the unclimbed mountain, the uncharted sea, the untilled field, the unreached planet, are to others
    ."
    R. B. Woodward,
    Nobel Laureate Chemistry (1965)

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