CHEM 4311/6311: Intermediate Organic Chemistry
Students to be Served: Senior undergraduates and first year graduate students majoring in chemistry or a closely related discipline.
Satisfactory completion of a recent one year course in organic chemistry, equivalent to CHEM 3310 and CHEM 3511. B or higher is highly recommended.
physical organic chemistry with an emphasis on structure and mechanism. (Three lecture hours per week, 3 credit hours)
Textbooks and other materials:
Required textbook: Sykes, P., A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry, 6th ed
- A general organic chemistry textbook, Bruice for example, is recommended.
Review of general organic chemistry and more advanced treatment of structure and mechanism.
Three examinations and assignments will be given during the semester. Examinations for 6311 students will include more advanced problems. A comprehensive final examination will be administered in class at the assigned time. Each test and the sum of the assignments will count 20% toward the grade for the course.
7311 grades are expected to be in the range: A > 85 > B > 70 > C > 55 > D
4311 grades are 90% of the corresponding 7311 grades
- Books and journals may be used to help with take-home tests, but assistance may not be sought from other students or faculty.
- Tardiness and unexcused absence from class are unprofessional behaviors which should be avoided, but attendance will not be graded.
- Electronic devices such as cell phones and pagers should be turned off in the classroom.
Reasonable and appropriate accommodations will be made for students who present a memo from Student Disability Services.
Academic Integrity and Student Conduct:
Expectations for academic integrity and student conduct are described in detail on the website of the Office of Student Judicial and Ethical Affairs(Student Accountability). Please take a look, in particular, at the sections about “Academic Dishonesty,” “Student Code of Conduct and Responsibilities,” and “Disruptive Behaviors.” I will expect students to be aware of these guidelines and to conduct themselves accordingly.
Reasonable and appropriate accommodations will be provided to students with disabilities who present a memo from Student Disability Services (SDS).