Elements of Organic Chemistry, CHM 201
Dr. Laurie Starkey, Cal Poly Pomona

Suggested Textbook Problems (Brown & Poon)

Chapter 1 (Bonding and Molecular Shapes): 112, Quick Quiz (skip Functional Group questions), 1751 (odd only), 63, 65, 67.

Chapter 2 (Acids and Bases): 16, Quick Quiz, 733 (odd only, skip 23)

Chapter 3 (Alkanes and Cycloalkanes): 1-5, 7-12, Quick Quiz, 1353 (odd only, skip 23, 29, 45).
Extra credit (+1 point on Exam I): Do the "Putting it Together" Ch 1-3 problems 1-19 (skip 14e, 15, 16, 20). Exchange your work with a classmate and grade with red ink (or self correct). Turn in graded work on 10/17.

======================== Exam I, Oct. 17 ==============================

Chapter 4 Alkene and Alkyne Nomenclature & Structure, Study of Chemical Reactions: ALL in-chapter problems 1-6, Quick Quiz and odd end-of-chapter problems 7-45 (SKIP section 4.4 and SKIP problems 35 and 43)

Chapter 5 Reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes: in-chapter problems 1-6 and 8, Quick Quiz (SKIP 2, 3, 7, 8, 13, 16, 17, 26) and odd end-of-chapter problems 11-49 (SKIP sections 5.3C, 5.5 and 5.7 and SKIP problems 21, 23, 31, 33, 39, 43, 45d, 47a, 49d)

Chapter 6 Stereochemistry: ALL in-chapter problems 1-6, Quick Quiz and odd end-of-chapter problems 7-45 (SKIP problem 41)

Chapter 7 Substitution Reactions of Alkyl Halides (RX) (7.1 - 7.6 only):
in-chapter problems 1-5, Quick Quiz (SKIP 4, 5, 7, 16, 19, 20) and odd end-of-chapter problems 9-35

======================== Exam II, Nov. 12 ==============================

Chapter 8 Alcohols (ROH) in-chapter problems 1-8, Quick Quiz (SKIP 2, 3, 10, 11) and odd end-of-chapter problems 13-45 (SKIP sections 8.3-8.6 and SKIP problems 27, 33, 41c, 43h, 45def)

Chapter 12 Aldehydes & Ketones
in-chapter problems 1-7, 10, 12, Quick Quiz (skip 15, 20), and end of chapter problems 13-27 (odd), 35, 39a-g, 43ac, 45bcd, 53 (SKIP problem 13d and sections 12.7 and 12.9).

Chapter 13 Carboxylic Acids
in-chapter problems 1-6, Quick Quiz (skip 2, 15), and end of chapter problems 9-39 (odd) and47abcefil (SKIP section 13.8).

Chapter 14 Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
in-chapter problems 1-8, Quick Quiz, and end of chapter problems 9-35 (odd) and 39ab.

Extra credit (+1 point on Exam III): Do the "Putting it Together" Ch 12-14 (skip 6, 7, 15c, 16aegh). Exchange your work with a classmate and grade with red ink (or self correct). Turn in graded work on 12/12.

======================== Exam III, Dec. 12 ==============================

Clicker Questions:

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1 2 3 4 Exam I, 10/17
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Exam II, 11/12 1 2
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Educator, Holiday
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Handouts/Answer Keys (for current quarter)

  • Chapter 1 handout
  • 3-D Sketch homework, answer key and video of solution: sketch 1 | sketch 2 | sketch 3 | sketch 4 (includes an advanced bonus structure!).
  • Chapter 2 handout
  • Acid Strength homework (due Thursday, 10/10) and answer key
  • Chapter 3 handout and cyclohexane tutorial videos: Part 1 and Part 2

  • Exam I: Blank Exam and Answer Key (histogram)
  • Chapter 4/5 handout
  • Reaction Mechanism (arrow-pushing) homework (due Tuesday, 10/29) and answer key
  • Chapter 6 handout
  • Chapter 7 handout
  • Reaction Mechanism Animations: SN2 animation: 3-D visual | simple

  • Exam II, Blank Exam and Answer Key (histogram)
  • Chapter 8 handout
  • Dehydration Mechanism homework (due Tuesday, 11/19) and answer key
  • Cool demo: potassium + water = BOOM! (e.g., an explosive way to make hydroxide from water, or an alkoxide from an alcohol)
  • Chapter 12 handout
  • Educator.com lectures for Tuesday, 11/26 (our class will not be meeting face-to-face that day)
  • Chapters 13/14 handout: Educator-related handout (pp 1-4) | Week 10 handout (pp 6-10) | complete (pp 1-10)
  • Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Ketones & Aldehydes Nomenclature practice problems and answer key
  • Carboxylic Acid Derivatives Predict the Product practice problems and answer key (see narrated version on YouTube!)

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    Last updated December 5, 2013.