Readings

Readings are from the required textbook:

Buy at Amazon McMurry, John. Organic Chemistry. 6th ed. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, 2004. ISBN: 9780534420055.

WEEK #TOPICSREADINGS

1

Introduction

Review

Resonance

Acidity and Basicity

Chapters 1 and 2

2

Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

Conformational Analysis of Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

Chapters 3 and 4

3

Stereochemistry

Overview of Chemical Reactions

Sections 9.1-9.11, 6.6, and 9.15-9.17.

4

Thermodynamics

Kinetics

Reaction Coordinate Diagrams

Exam 1

Alkenes

Chapters 5 and 6

5

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

Chapters 6 and 7

Sections 9.12-9.14

6

Reactions of Alkenes

Chapters 6 and 7

Sections 9.12-9.14

7

Alkynes

Exam 2

Reactions of Alkynes

Chapter 8

8

Alkyl Halides

Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions

Chapters 10 and 11

9

Alkyl Halides: Elimination Reactions

Aromaticity

Chapters 11 and 15

10

Aromaticity

Exam 3

Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

Chapters 15 and 16

11

Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution

Chapter 16

12

Alcohols and Phenols

Introduction to Carbonyls

Chapters 17 and 19

13

Carbonyl Chemistry

Exam 4

Chapter 19

14

Multistep Synthesis

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