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PRIOR SYLLABUS. SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CONTACT INSTRUCTOR FOR
FURTHER QUESTIONS.
CHEM 141
Summer 2008
Instructor: Dr. David E. Horn
Lecture: 9-12 am
Lab: MTW 1-4 pm
Office: 237A

Office Hours: MTWF 12-1 or by appointment
Required Texts: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, McMurry 7th Ed.
Recommended Texts:

STUDY GUIDE AND SOLUTIONS MANUAL to accompany the
7th Edition of McMurry
MULTIPLE CHOICE PROBLEMS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY,
Horn and Leonard
The lecture component of your course grade will be determined as follows:
Daily Quizzes\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026
15 points
Exam 1 Friday, June 13
15 points
Exam II Friday, June 20
15 points
Exam III Friday, June 27
15 points
Final Exam\u2013 Thurs. July, 3
30 points
Final = 2\u201315 point units
Drop one 15 point unit
TOTAL CLASSROOM POINTS =
75
Laboratory
25 points
TOTAL 141 POINTS
100 Points

Exams and classes begin at 9 am. Please bring a watch to all exams.
Please do NOT bring activated cell phones, pager, iPods, etc to class or
exams.
There IS class starting at 10:45 after each hour exam.

Please address questions on exams or quizzes within 48 hours of the return
of the graded work. Specific problem assignments are on a separate sheet.

CHEM 141
Summer 2008
Dr. Horn

Chapter 1 in McMurry
Assigned Problems
Topic
Atomic Structure and Electron Configurations

1-7
Bonding Theory (Valence Bond Theory
Hybrid Orbitals (Methane, Ethane, Ethene, & Ethyne

8-13
Hybridization of N, O, P, and S
14
Drawing Chemical Structures
15-17
Miscellaneous Problems

22,24,26,
28,29,30
Others TBA

Chapter 2\u2013 Polar Covalent Bonds: Acids and Bases
Electronegativity, Dipole Moments & Formal Charges
1-9
Resonance, Resonance Forms and Structure Drawing
10
Acids and Bases: Definitions- Bronsted-Lowry
11
Acid-Bases Strengths
12,13
Predicting Acid-Based Strength from pKa Values
14-16
Organic Acids and Bases
Curved Arrows and the Lewis Theory

17-18
Molecular Models
Noncovalent Interactions-Solubilities

19
Chapter 3\u2013 Alkanes and Their Stereochemistry
Functional Groups
1-3
Alkanes and Alkane Isomers
4-6
Alkyl Groups
7-10
Naming Alkanes

11-14
Properties of Alkanes
Conformations of Ethane
Conformations of OtherAlkanes

15,16,20
Others TBA
Chapter 4\u2013 Cycloalkanes and their Stererochemistry
Naming Cycloalkanes
1-3
Cis-Trans Isomerism in Cycloalkanes
4,6
Stability of Cycloalkanes\u2013 Ring Strain

9
Conformations of Cycloalkanes
Conformations of Cyclohexane
Axial and Equatorial Bonds in Cyclohexane

12-14
Conformations of Monosubstituted Cyclohexanes
16
Conformations of Disubstituted Cyclohexanes

19
Conformations of Polycyclic Molecules
Additional Special Topic

28,36,39,48,53
Chapter 5\u2013 An Overview of Organic Reactions
Kinds of Organic Reactions

1
How Organic Reactions Occur: Mechanisms
Radical Reactions

2,3
Polar Reactions, An Example

4,5,
A Mechanism of a Polar Reaction Using Curved Arrows 6-9
Describing a Reaction:

Equilibrium, Rates and Energy Changes

10,11
Bond Dissociation Energies
Energy Diagrams and Transition States

12

Intermediates
Biological Reactions vs. Laboratory Reactions
Additional Problems

19,20,30,31

Chapter 6\u2013 Alkenes: Structure and Reactivity
Industrial Prep and Use
Calculating Degree of Unsaturation

1-3
Naming Alkenes
4,5,6
Cis-Trans Isomerism
7,8b
Sequence Rules: E vs Z
9,10,11
Alkene Stability
13
Electrophilic Addition Reactions of Alkenes
14,15
Markovnikov\u2019s Rule
Carbocation Stability and Structure
16

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