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CHEM 436
Spring 2024
Organic Chemistry II

2024 Syllabus

Lectures

Jan 17 - Chapter 17.1, 17.2 (Qs: 17.20, 17.21, 17.22, 17.23)

YT Video (Stability of carbocations, radicals, and carboanions)

Jan 19 - Chapter 17.3, 17.4, 17.5 (Qs: 17.24 (1-6), 17.26 (b, c, e, f, g))

Jan 22 - Chapter 17.6, 17.7, 17.8, 17.9 (Qs: 17.26.7, 17.25c, 17.26b-e and i)

Jan 24 - Chapter 17.10, 18.1, 18.2 (Qs: 17.36, 17.37, 17.57, 18.46, 18.47)

Jan 26 - Chapter 18.3, 18.4 (Qs: 18.3, 18.4, 18.5, 18.48)

Publication from Dr. Chan's lab that uses SNAr chemistry for cancer diagnostics and drug delivery

Jan 29 - Chapter 18.4 cont., 18.5 (Qs: Be familiar with the elementary steps covered in lecture)

Jan 31 - Chapter 18.5 cont., 18.6, 18.7, 18.9 (Qs: 18:50, 18.51, 18.53a-d, g, k, l, 18.61, 18.62d, 18.30, 18.31, 18.32, 18.40a)

Look up the following TM-catalyzed reactions - Heck Reaction, Suzuki, Buchwald–Hartwig, Stille

Feb 2 - Chapter 19.1, 19.3, 19.4 19.5 (Qs: 19.3, 19.42, 19.44b)

Publication from Dr. Chan's lab that enabled detection of formaldehyde over other aldehydes and ketones

Feb 5 - Chapter 19.5 cont., 19.6, 19.7 (Qs: read ahead 19.8 and 19.9 and try all 'Focused Problems')

Feb 7 - Chapter 19.7, 19.8, 19.9, 19.10 (Qs: 19.10, 19.11, 19.13, 19.15, 19.16, 1917, 19.18, 19.21, 19.22)

Feb 9 - Chapter 19.11 (Qs: 19.23, 19.24, 19.25)
Recorded Zoom Lecture

Feb 12 - Chapter 19.11 cont. (Qs: be familar with mechanism of ketal/acetal formation and removal)
 

Feb 14 - Midterm #1 Key

Feb 16 - Chapter 19.12, 19.13, 19.14, 19.15, 19.16 (Qs: TBD, read 19.15 and 19.16)

Feb 19 - Chapter 20 introduction 

Feb 21 - Chapter 20 continue

Homework Assignments

Assignment #1 (Due Friday Feb 2, 2024) Answer Key

Assignment #2 (Due Wednesday Feb 14, 2024 before Midnight) - Answer Key

Assignment #3 (Due Wednesday Feb 28, 2024) - Answer Key

Midterm Exams

Midterm #1 (Will cover lecture material from Chapter 17, 18, and up to 19.11 (Chapter 19.12-19.5 will be MT2 material)

Midterm #1 (2022) / Answer Key

Practice Midterm #1 (2023) / Answer Key

Midterm #1 Answer Key (2023)

Midterm #2 Answer Key (2024)

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