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 4 5
(Ch.22 pp 7-10)
(Ch.22 pp 10-10a)

Exam I, 10/24 1 2
(Ch.22 pp11-12)
(Ch.16 pp1-2)






Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
1 2
(Ch.16 pp1-4)
(Ch.16 p4 &
Ch.17 pp1-3)
1 2 3 4 5 6
(Ch.17 pp4-7)
(Ch.17/19 pp7-10)

1 2
(Ch.17 pp11-12 &
Ch.15 pp1-2)

(Ch.15 pp2-5)

1 2 3 4 Extras (key) Holiday
Exam II, 11/28 1





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

  • Ch. 22 extra Clicker Questions and Answer Key

  • Exam I: Blank exam and Answer Key (Results) See also: Extra Credit Reflection/Survey (due Tuesday, 10/31) and "How to Earn an A (...or B) in Organic Chemistry" handout

  • Ch. 22 (sections 22-16, 22-17) Advanced Synthesis Topics (lecture topic after Exam I): lecture notes pages 22-11 and 22-12 and suggested textbook problems (Wade 8th or 9th ed.): 6-9, 47-51, 54, 69eghi, 72, 73, 77d, 78, 82, 85b.

  • Chapter 16 handout

  • Chapter 17 handout

  • EAS Homework I (Biphenyl and Naphthalene) Homework (due Tue. 11/7) and Answer Key

  • EAS Homework II (F.C. Alkylation of Toluene) Homework (due Tue. 11/14) and Answer Key

  • Extra Aromatic Synthesis problems: Dr. Starkey's Worksheet (Answer Key Page 1 | Page 2) and Aromatic Synthesis Calculator website

  • Chapter 15 handout (MO Theory handout and Colored Compound examples)

  • Diels-Alder practice problems and answer key

  • Exam II Review sheet problems and answer key

  • Exam II: Blank Exam and Answer Key (Results)

  • Chapter 19 handout (amine IUPAC Ch 19 handout key, and additional IUPAC practice problems and answer key)

  • ACS Final Exam: Instructions (students must bring Scantron form). Here is a list of Final Exam topics from CHM 314-316. (Dr. Starkey's Finals Week Schedule)

  • Stereochemistry practice problems and answer key (also try Blackboard quizzes for practice with R/S nomenclature and comparing compounds!)


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