Dr. Starkey's Organic Chemistry, CHM 316

Most recent Syllabus and Dr. Starkey's current schedule and O-Chem Survival handouts: How to Earn an A, 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. 20/21 | Ch. 22 | Ch. 16 | Ch. 17 | Ch. 15 | Ch. 19

Supplemental Resources/Materials (Chemists Know video)


Clicker Questions (& pages #'s of Lecture Notes covered each day):






Week 0/1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
(Ch.20/21 p1-7)
1 2 3
(Ch.20/21 p7-10)
(Ch.20/21 p11,12)
1 2 3 4 5 6
(Ch.21 p13,14 & Ch.22 p1,2,4)
(Ch.22 p3,5-7)
1 2 3
(Ch.22 pp 7-10)
Exam I, 10/24





Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Exam II, 11/28





Answer Keys and Handouts (for current quarter)

  • Chapter 20/21 - Carboxylic Acids & Their Derivatives: notes handout and chapter outline, structures drawn out for chapter problems: Chapter 20 (1 | 2) and Chapter 21 (1 | 2 | 3)

  • Ch. 20/21Nomenclature Practice Problems: Carboxylic Acids/Derivatives and Answer Key
    (Note: there are many common names used in the nomenclature problem 20-1 in the textbook, so refer to Table 20-1 for help or use the Solutions Manual to make sense of the various names in that problem)

  • All Functional Groups Nomenclature Review Problems and Answer Key

  • Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) website, instructions and assignment (essay due Tuesday, 10/3, at midnight) - assignment must be completed by Tuesday, 10/10, at midnight)
    Don't forget to view your results! CPR score of 90-100 = 5 points on Exam I. (80-89 = 4 pts; 70-79 = 3 pts; 60-69 = 2 pts; 50-59 = 1 pt; below 50 = 0 pts)

  • Saponification Soap/Grease overview (see also Wade figures 25-3 and 25-4)

  • Hydrolysis Homework (due Tuesday, 10/3) and Answer key

  • Chapter 22 handout and chapter outline

  • Messy Aldol Homework (due Tuesday, 10/17) and Answer Key Page 1 | Page 2

    Sample Exams (Why are there no answer keys? What is the best way to study for an exam? Click here to find out!)


    Return to
    Dr. Starkey's
    Web Page
    Return to the
    Chemistry Department
    Web Page
    Return to the
    Cal Poly Pomona
    Web Page

    Last updated October 17, 2017