Dr. Starkey's CHM 3150 Organic Chemistry

Chemistry is an extreme sport!

Course Syllabus and Dr. Starkey's current schedule | Finals Week Schedule

Lab resources | OLC rosters | Facebook group | Blackboard journals (instructions)
and O-Chem Survival handouts:

What to Expect (& student testimonials) | How to Earn an A | Study Hints | Study Cycle

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

Lecture Notes handouts (in order of coverage):
Ch. 10
| Ch. 11 | Ch. 14 | Ch. 18 | Ch. 20/21 | Ch. 22 | Ch. 16 | Ch. 17 | Ch. 15 | Ch. 19

Supplemental Resources/Materials

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 3150 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.
Week 0/1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
1 2 3 4 (pg.10-2 IUPAC)
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 (pg.10-1, top of 10-2)
12 (pg.10-2 to 10-5)
1 2 3 4 (pg.10-5, 11-1 to 11-3)
(skip 10-6 for now)

5 (pg.11-3,11-4,14-1,14-2)
1 2 3 (pg.14-2 to 14-4)
4
5 6 (pg.14-4,10-6)
Exam I - 9/18
1 (pg.18-1 to 18-3)
9/25 no class (Educator)
1 2 3 4 (pg.18-6 + acetals )
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
1 2 (pg.18-7,18-8 + outline IIID-V)
3 4 (pg.18-7,18-4,18-5, 20-1 to 20-3)
1 2 3 (pg.20-4 to top 20-7)
4 5 6 7 (pg.20-7 to 20-9, 20-13)
1 2 3 (pg.20-10 to 20-14)
Exam II - 10/18
1 2 (pg.22-1 to 22-4)
3 (aldol: pg.22-5 to 22-8)
1 2 (pg.22-8 to 22-10)
3 (Robinson, pgs.22-11,12,10a)
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
1 2 (pgs.16-1 to 16-3 - IUPAC later)
3 (pgs.16-4,IUPAC,17-1 to 17-3)
1 2 3 (pgs.17-4 to 17-7)
4 5 6 (pgs.17-8 to 17-12)
Class Canceled 11/20
Educator (Ch.15 pp1-3))
Holiday 11/22
1 2 3 (Ch.15 pp4-6)
Exam III - 11/29
1 2 (Ch.15 pp7-8,
amine IUPAC & pg.19-1)

1 2 3 (pgs.19-2 to 19-4)

Homework & Answer Keys for current semester

  • 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 Tuesday, 9/4) 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 - will be 9/13 lecture)
  • Epoxide Ring Opening Homework (due Thursday, 9/13) and answer key
  • SN2 backside attack handout key
  • Exam I review clicker questions and answer key (See also CHM 315 Exam II sample exams below)
  • Exam I practice problems: Alcohol/Ether Sample Transforms and answer key
  • Exam I - answer key and blank exam (Histogram)
    See also: Extra Credit Reflection/Survey (due Thursday, 9/27) and "How to Earn an A (...or B) in Organic Chemistry" handout

  • Chapter 18 handout
  • Alcohol Synthesis homework (due Thursday, 9/27) and answer key
  • Aldehyde/Ketone Nomenclature practice worksheet and answer key
  • Acetal formation/hydrolysis mechanism homework (due Tuesday, 10/2) answer key and common mistakes
  • Protective group transform example answer key
  • Acetal/carbohydrate mechanism practice problems: page 1 and page 2, and answer key (page 1 | page 2 | page 3)

  • 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. 20/21 Nomenclature 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
  • Nitrophenol Acid-Base Homework (due Thursday, 10/11) and Answer key
  • Saponification Soap/Grease overview (see also Wade figures 25-3 and 25-4)
  • Hydrolysis Homework (due Thursday, 10/11) and Answer key
  • Exam II review clicker questions and Answer key
  • Exam II - answer key and blank exam (Histogram), Extra credit acid/base problem (+5 points, due Thursday 10/25 no late assigments accepted)

  • Chapter 22 handout and chapter outline
  • Messy Aldol Homework (due Tuesday, 10/30) and Answer Key Page 1 | Page 2
  • Ch. 22 extra Clicker Questions and Answer Key
  • Ch. 22 (sections 22-16, 22-17) Advanced Synthesis Topics (lecture notes pages 22-11 and 22-12): suggested textbook problems (Wade 8th or 9th ed.): 6-9, 47-51, 54, 69eghi, 72, 73, 77d, 78, 82, 85b.
  • Ch. 22 synthesis practice problems and answer key

  • Chapter 16 handout
  • Chapter 17 handout
  • EAS Homework I (Biphenyl and Naphthalene) Homework (due Tue. 11/13) and Answer Key
  • EAS Homework II (F.C. Alkylation of Toluene) Homework (due Thu. 11/15) and Answer Key
  • Extra Aromatic Synthesis problems: Dr. Starkey's Worksheet (Answer Key Page 1 | Page 2) and Aromatic Synthesis Calculator website
  • Exam III review Clicker Questions and Answer Key
  • Exam III - answer key and blank exam (Histogram)

  • Chapter 15 handout - see Educator for canceled class 11/20, pages 15-1 to 15-3 of chapter handout
  • Diels-Alder practice problems and answer key

  • 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 314-3150. (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!)


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


    Sample Exams

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