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Brooklyn College Chemistry Department

Ph.D. in Chemistry at CUNY Graduate Center

Organic I

Syllabi

FINAL EXAM WILL BE MAY 24 @ 8AM (Location TBD)

Chem 3511 (Lecture) Syllabus (Spring 2018)

Lecture Videos

(Complete Fall 2013 playlist)

1-30-18 - Introduction (see syllabus and introduction pp).

2-1-18 - Lewis Structure/ Line-Angle Notation/ IUPAC

2-6-18 - MO and Hybridization, Pi and Sigma Bonds

2-8-18 - Stereochemistry Part 1

2-13-18 - Stereochem Part 2 and Intro to Newman (1,2)

2-15-18 - Newman and Intro to Chair Conformations

2-22-18 - Chair Conformations (1,2)

2-27-18 - Intro to arrow pushing

3-1-18 - Arrow pushing part 2

3-22-18 - Elimination and Substitution

3-22-18 - Elimination and Substitution (continued)

3-27-18 - Elimination and Substitition/ Entry into Alkenes

3-29-18 - Alkenes (continued)

4-10-18 - Alkenes (continued)

4-12-18 - Alkynes

4-17-18 - Synthesis

4-19-18 - Organometallics

4-24-18 - Radical Chemistry

2-36-18 - Exam 2 Review

Powerpoint Slides

Introduction (pp)

Powerpoint on Hammond's Postulate

Mass Spec (pp)

NMR (pp)

IR (pp)

Past Organic I Quizzes

Fall 2011 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e Answers 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 5a-e

Fall 2012 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3f, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e

Fall 2013 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 3g (practice quiz) 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3f, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f

Spring 2018 1 (answers), 2 (answers), PE1, PE2 (Q 3b, should say 'However, reaction A is in fact favored')(answers), 3 (answers), 4 (a, b, c, d, e, answers) 5 (a, b, c, d, e, answers)

Past Organic I Exams

Exam 1. Fall 2011 (answers); Fall 2012 (answers); Fall 2013 (answers) S2018 (answers)

Exam 2. Fall 2011 (answers); Fall 2012 (answers); Fall 2013 (answers) s2018 (answers)

Organic I Exam Fall 2011 (answers); Fall 2012 (answers); Fall 2013 (answers)

Practice Exam 2 (answers)

Other Course Material

Recitation Handouts (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11b)

List of reactions

Synthesis Problems 1 (answers, longer synthesis answers)

Online Mass Spec Problems (1 (answers))

NMR Problems* (beginner (answers), exam prep (answers), hard (answers)

*NMR problem notes

Easy: # 6, dt should be dq; #7, C6H12; # 9, C5H11N

Exam Prep: #2, C6H10O3; #4, 2H dt, should be dq; #6 (each set of dd could also be considered a t)

Hard: #1, 4H could be 2H,2H

Additional Resources

Prof. Horowitz's Course Website

Online Video Tutorials (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Reaction Mechanism Animations

Practice Problems 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Advanced Organic Chemistry Problems