Dr. Starkey's CHM 315 Organic Chemistry

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Most recent Syllabus and Dr. Starkey's current schedule and O-Chem Survival handout: Tools for Success (with student testimonials) and Study Hints

Suggested Textbook problems (Wade): 7th edition | 8th edition | 9th edition

Lecture Notes handouts (in order of coverage): Ch. 6 Part 1 | Ch. 6 Part 2 | Ch. 7 | Ch. 8/9 (alkene rxn summary) | Ch. 10 | Ch. 11 | Ch. 14 | Ch. 18

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Virtual Office hours: https://connect.cpp.edu/chm315sp17

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1st Day Materials & Info (FYI, CHM 318L lab resources are available too)

Homework & Answer Keys for current quarter

  • Chapter 6 handout
  • Extra practice: SN2 vs. E2: worksheet and answer key
  • Substitution vs. Elimination competition worksheet and predict the product and answer keys: worksheet | predict the product
  • Chapter 7 handout
  • Alkene/Alkyne Nomenclature practice worksheet and answer key
  • Alcohol Dehydration homework (due Tuesday, 4/11) and answer key
  • Elimination reaction practice problems (Flash player needed)
  • Carbocation Rearrangements practice problems (Flash player needed)
  • Chapter 8/9 handout
  • Alkene Predict the Product I homework (skip part H, due Tuesday, 4/18), answer key and narrated answer key
  • Alkene Predict the Product II homework (self-grade, due Tuesday, 4/25), answer key and narrated answer key
  • Exam I practice problems: Alkene/Alkyne Sample Transforms and answer key
  • Exam I - blank exam and answer key (Histogram). See also: Extra Credit Reflection/Survey and "How to Earn an A (...or B) in Organic Chemistry" handout

  • Chapter 10 handout
  • Alcohol/Ether Nomenclature practice worksheet and answer key
  • Cool demo: potassium + water = BOOM! (e.g., an explosive way to make hydroxide from water, or an alkoxide from an alcohol)
  • Grignard/Hydride Homework (due Thursday, 5/4) and answer key (Note: see Appendix 2 in the Wade Solutions Manual for a good review of acid-base chemistry!)
  • Chapter 11 handout
  • Chapter 14 handout (+ page 10-6 Thiols and Sulfides)
  • Epoxide Ring Opening Homework Due Tuesday, 5/16 and answer key
  • SN2 backside attack handout key
  • Exam II practice problems: Alcohol/Ether Sample Transforms and answer key
  • Exam II Answer Keys 9:15 am section (histogram) and 5:30 pm section (histogram)

  • Chapter 18 handout
  • Aldehyde/Ketone Nomenclature practice worksheet and answer key
  • Alcohol Synthesis homework (due Thursday, 5/25) and answer key
  • Acetal formation/hydrolysis mechanism homework (due Tuesday, 5/30) answer key and common mistakes,
  • Acetal/carbohydrate mechanisms: practice problems: page 1 and page 2, and answer key (page 1 | page 2 | page 3)
  • Final Exam review: Synthetic Target Molecules (TMs) and Answer Key
  • Final Exam - Review problems and Answer Key
  • Online Practice Problem sets (by Tutor Bill Weigel)

    Would you like to review Chapter 7 and 8 material? Check out the following practice exercises/tutorials!


    Sample Exams

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    Last updated June 5, 2017.