Calendar

WEEK # TOPICS LECTURERS KEY DATES

1

Introduction

Review

Resonance

Acidity and Basicity

Dr. Kimberly Berkowski

2

Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

Conformational Analysis of Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

Dr. Kimberly Berkowski

Problem set 1 due

3

Stereochemistry

Overview of Chemical Reactions

Dr. Kimberly Berkowski

Problem set 2 due

4

Thermodynamics

Kinetics

Reaction Coordinate Diagrams

Exam 1

Alkenes

Dr. Kimberly Berkowski

5

Addition of HX to an Alkene (Regiospecificity, Carbocation Stability, Hammond Postulate, Stereochemistry)

Dr. Kimberly Berkowski

Problem set 3 due

6

Reactions of Alkenes

Dr. Kimberly Berkowski

Problem set 4 due

7

Alkynes

Exam 2

Reactions of Alkynes

Dr. Kimberly Berkowski

8

Alkyl Halides

Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions

Prof. Sarah O’Connor

Problem set 5 due

9

Alkyl Halides: Elimination Reactions

Aromaticity

Prof. Sarah O’Connor

Problem set 6 due

10

Aromaticity

Exam 3

Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

Prof. Sarah O’Connor

11

Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution

Prof. Sarah O’Connor

Problem set 7 due

12

Alcohols and Phenols

Introduction to Carbonyls

Prof. Sarah O’Connor

Problem set 8 due

13

Carbonyl Chemistry

Exam 4

Prof. Sarah O’Connor

14

Multistep Synthesis

Prof. Sarah O’Connor

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