Organic Chemistry I, CHM 3140
Dr. Laurie Starkey, Cal Poly Pomona

Most recent Syllabus (note corrected finals schedule*)
Course Learning Outcomes
Suggested Textbook problems (Klein)
OLC rosters | Blackboard journals (instructions)
Dr. Starkey's current Schedule

O-Chem Survival handouts: What to Expect (& student testimonials) | How to Earn an A

Lecture Notes handouts (in order of coverage):
Ch. 1
(p 1-12, hybridization) | Ch. 2 | Ch. 3 (Exam I)
Ch. 4 | Ch. 5 (summary) | Ch. 15 (practice problems) (Exam II)
Ch. 15 part 2 | Ch. 6 | Ch. 7 Part 1 | Ch. 7 Part 2 (Exam III)
Ch. 8 Part 1 (4/18 notes) | Ch. 8 part 2 | Ch. 8 part 3 & Ch. 9 | Ch. 10

Supplemental Resources/Materials (search "Starkey Organic Chemistry" to join our Facebook group!)

  • Klein eBook, WileyPLUS online exercises, ORION, online homework www.wileyplus.com/class/688396 (not "Next Generation" WileyPLUS)
  • Online Organic Chemistry lessons at Educator.com (see Dr. Starkey for instructions; free access is limited to only those students who are registered in Dr. Starkey's course this semester)

  • Need extra help? Reach out to your study group, come to office hours, join the SEES workshop and/or go to the Learning Resource Center LRC for tutoring (2nd floor of the library, room 2921).

  • Virtual Office hours: https://connect.cpp.edu/starkey-chm3140/

    Clicker Questions (and pages of lecture notes packet covered Tu/Th):

    +1 point will be given on the Final Exam for anyone who is using a clicker in CHM 3140 this semester. Please click on this survey link to "register" your clicker for this class (I do not require online registration for the iClicker because they charge students for access). Have your clicker handy when you do the survey because the survey asks for your clicker number (barcode on back).

  • Week 1
    Week 2
    Week 3
    Week 4
    Week 5
    1 (pg.1-1 to 1-3)
    1 2 3 (pg.1-3 to 1-6)
    1 2 (pg.1-7 to 1-11, 2-1)
    1 2 (pg.2-1 to 2-5)
    1 2 3 4 5 (pg.2-6,2-7,
    parts of 3-1 to 3-6)

    1 2 3 4 (finished 3-2 to 3-6, 3-9)
    1 2 3 4 5 6
    (pg.3-1, 3-7, 3-8)

    Exam I, 2/14 1
    (pg.4-1, 4-2)
    1 2 3 4 (pg.4-2 to 4-5)
    1 2 (pg.4-6 to 4-9)
    Week 6
    Week 7
    Week 8
    Week 9
    Week 10
    1 2 3 4 (pg.5-1 to 5-4)
    1 2 (pg.5-4 to 5-7)
    1 2 3 4-6 (pg.5-7 to 5-11)
    1 (pg.15-1 to 15-6)
    1 2 3 4 (pg.15-6 to 15-9)
    Exam II, 3/14 (NMR Part 2)
    1 (pg.6-1 to 6-6!)
    1 2 3 (pg.7-1 to 7-4)
    1 2 3 (pg.7-5 to top7-8)
    1 (pg.7-8 to 7-12)
    Week 11
    Week 12
    Week 13
    Week 14
    Week 15
    1 2 3 (7-19to21,7-14)
    1 2 (7-13 to 7-17)
    (pg.7-14,7-16,7-22)
    1 2 3 4
    Exam III, 4/18
    (pg.8-1,2)
    1 2 3 4 (pg.8-2 to 8-5)
    1 2 3 (pg.8-5 to top 8-10)
    1 2 3 (pg.8-10 to 8-12)
    1 2 (pg.8-13, 10-1, 10-2)
    1 (pg.10-3 to 10-5)
    1 Kahoot! (pg. 10-6)
    *Final Exams: Tuesday, 5/14
    9:0010:50 am (02, 24A-1403)
    1:002:50 pm (01, 15-1823)
    3:004:50 pm (03, 15-1823)

    Handouts and Answer Keys (for current semester):

  • Chapter 1 handout (Bonding, Lewis Structures and Hybridization) and some Clicker Questions
  • Electronic Transitions: Color Chemistry (overhead shown in class)
  • Hybridization summary and a creative poem!
  • 3-D Sketch homework (worth +1 point on Exam I, due Thursday, 1/31) , answer key and video of solution: sketch 1 | sketch 2 | sketch 3 | sketch 4 | sketch 5
  • Chapter 2 handout (drawing molecules, resonance)
  • Resonance homework (worth +1 point on Exam I, due Tuesday 2/5) , answer key and notes
  • Chapter 3 handout (acid-base chemistry)
  • Compare Acid Strength homework (worth +1 point on Exam I, due Thursday, 2/7) and answer key
  • Exam I Review Sheet and answer key
  • Exam I: blank copy and answer key (histogram) and Extra Credit Reflection/Survey (due Tuesday, 2/26)

  • Chapter 4 handout (Alkanes & Cycloalkanes) post-midterm alkane nomenclature key: page 4-1 page 4-2 (* examples were worked on in class 2/14, along with clicker question above)
  • Conformer homework (due Thursday, 2/21) and answer key
  • Cyclohexane tutorial YouTube videos (this playlist contains three videos: introduction, drawing cyclohexane, doing ring "flips")
  • Chapter 5 handout (Stereochemistry) and Chapter Summary
  • Take Blackboard quizzes for stereochemistry practice (R/S and Compare - each attempt brings up new problems)!(+1 bonus point on Exam II if you try BOTH the "R/S" quiz and the "Compare" quiz, at least one time each, and you can also try the T/F quiz) These quizzes will be available for the remainder of the semester!
  • Please share your Chapter 5 Concept Map with us! Tweet a picture with #starkey3140 tag (or post to Facebook page). There will be prizes for the best maps!!
  • Chapter 15 handout (NMR Spectroscopy), page 15-6 notes (splitting patterns)
  • Exam II Review Sheet and answer key (note: Part VI essentially asks how many different places can you add one Cl to the alkane given - draw and name all the possible consitutional isomers - you can ignore stereoisomers)
  • NMR practice problems and answer key: page 1 | page 2
  • Chapter 15 handout part 2 (Interpreting NMR Spectra)
  • NMR homework #1 (due Tuesday, 3/19)
  • Exam II: blank copy and answer key (histogram)

  • Chapter 6 handout (Chemical Reactions and Mechanisms)
  • Chapter 7 Part 1 handout (Alkyl Halides: Substitution Reactions) Solvent/LG/Nu Summary
  • Sn2 vs. Sn1 mechanism homework (due Tue. 4/9 Note: see Klein section 7-12 for structure of the tosylate leaving group, -OTs) and answer key
  • Sn2 vs. Sn1 predict product practice/homework (due Tue. 4/9) and answer key
  • Practice: Sn2 vs. Sn1- categorizing terms (Venn diagram) worksheet and answer key
  • Practice: mechanism arrow-pushing and drawing transition states worksheet and answer key (good activity for your OLC!)
  • Extra carbocation mechanism practice and answer key
  • Practice: Carbocation Rearrangements: Khan Academy lecture, animations and Tutor Bill's online practice problems

  • Reaction Mechanism Animations
  • Chapter 7 Part 2 handout
  • Interesting alkene examples
  • Alcohol Dehydration homework (due Thursday, 4/11) and answer key
  • Alkene/Alkyne Nomenclature practice worksheet and answer key
  • Extra practice: Elimination reaction practice problems (Flash player needed)
  • Extra practice: SN2 vs. E2: worksheet and answer key
  • Exam III clicker questions and answer key
  • Substitution vs. Elimination competition worksheet and predict the product and answer keys: worksheet | predict the product
  • Exam III - blank copy and answer key (histogram)

  • Chapter 8/9 handout: part 1 (notes from 4/18) | part 2 | part 3 (Ch. 9) (solution to p8-13 transform)
  • Alkene Predict the Product I homework (due Tuesday, 4/30), answer key and narrated answer key
  • Alkene Predict the Product II homework (due Thursday, 5/2), answer key and narrated answer key
  • Final Exam practice problems: Alkene/Alkyne Sample Transforms and answer key
  • Chapter 10 handout
  • Sample Exams

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    Exam I samples | Exam II samples | Exam III samples | Final Exam samples
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    Last updated May 13, 2019