Organic Chemistry, CHM 314
Dr. Laurie Starkey, Cal Poly Pomona

Course Materials and Announcements:

Clicker Questions:

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Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
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1 2 3 4 5 6
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1 2 3 4 Exam I 1/30
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Week 7
Week 8
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Week 10
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1 2 3 4 5 Exam II 2/20
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Handouts and Answer Keys (for current quarter):

  • Survival Skills: O-Chem: What to Expect | How to Study
  • Chapter 1 handout: Part 1 | Part 2
  • Diversity of Organic Compounds
  • Resonance homework , answer key and notes
  • Compare Acid Strength homework and answer key s
  • Chapter 2 handout
  • Hybridization poem!
  • Electronic Transitions: Color Chemistry (overhead shown in class)
  • 3-D Sketch homework , answer key and video of solution: sketch 1 | sketch 2 | sketch 3 | sketch 4| sketch 5
  • Functional Group (FG) summary
  • Additional acid/base practice problem
  • Exam I: blank copy and answer key (histogram)

  • Chapter 3 handout (first two pages covered in class 1/28)
  • Cyclohexane tutorial YouTube videos (this playlist contains three video: intro, drawing cyclohexane, doing ring "flips")
  • Conformer homework and answer key
  • Chapter 5 handout
  • Nomenclature practice worksheet and answer key: page 1, page 2
  • Nomenclature practice websites for alkanes & cycloalkanes: Chemware | Doc Brown | Michigan State U (1st two sections only) | Univ. of Guelph (Quiz 1 only)
  • Exam II Review Sheet and answer key (note: Part VI essentially asks how many different places can you add one Cl to the alkane given - draw and name all the possible isomers)
  • take Blackboard quizzes for stereochemistry practice! (+1 bonus point on Exam II if you try BOTH the "R/S" quiz and the "Compare" quiz, at least one time each, and you can also try the T/F quiz) These quizzes will remain available for the remainder of the quarter!
  • Exam II: blank copy and answer key (histogram)

  • Chapter 4 handout (Chemical Reactions and Free-Radical Halogenation)
  • Chapter 6 handout (Alkyl Halides: Substitution Reactions)

    Reaction Mechanism Animations
  • Sn2 vs. Sn1 mechanism homework (note: see Wade section 11-5 for structure of the tosylate leaving group, -OTs) and answer key
  • Sn2 vs. Sn1 predict product homework and answer key
  • Carbocation Rearrangement animations and practice problems
  • Last day "handouts" (not handed out - sorry!): Chapter 6 summary and Nu:/LG/solvent summary
  • Last day mechanism practice answer key

    Sample Syllabus

    Sample Exams

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    Last updated March 13, 2014.