20-Dec-2016. Course grades and exam scores have been posted at the course Sakai site. Log in, and click on the PostEM icon on the left-side menu. The high score on the final exam was 98. If you wish to look over your exam, I will be available this week on Wednesday (10:15-11:30) and Thursday (1:00-2:00).

30-Nov-2016. Please remember to submit course course evaluation at the SIRS site before final exams begin.

30-Nov-2016. The final exam will be 3:00-5:50 on Friday, Dec 16 (not Tuesday, Dec 16 as listed on the printed syllabus).

22-Nov-2016. The recitation will not meet on Monday, November 28.

21-Nov-2016. A typo on the outline for chapter 10 has been fixed: the section not covered in class was 10.8D, the Dess-Martin reaction.

15-Nov-2016. Seat assignments have been posted for Exam 2. Go to the course Sakai site, log in, and click on the PostEM icon on the left-side menu to find your seat number. Consult the room map to find your seat.

18-Aug-2016. The final exam was moved (in the official campus schedule) to Friday, December 16 at 3:00.


Tue SEP 06 Chapter 1: Covalent Bonds & Shapes of Molecules
Thr SEP 08 Chapter 1
Tue SEP 13 Chapter 2: Alkanes & Cycloalkanes
Thr SEP 15 Chapter 2
Tue SEP 20 Chapter 3: Stereoisomerism & Chirality
Thr SEP 22 Chapter 3
Tue SEP 27 Chapter 4: Acids & Bases
Thr SEP 29 Chapter 5: Alkenes: Bonding & Properties
Tue OCT 04 Chapter 5
Thr OCT 06 Chapter 6: Reactions of Alkenes
Tue OCT 11 Chapter 6
Thr OCT 13 Chapter 6
Tue OCT 18 Exam 1 Chapters 1-6
Thr OCT 20 Chapter 7: Alkynes
Tue OCT 25 Chapter 7
Thr OCT 27 Chapter 8: Haloalkanes & Radical Reactions
Tue NOV 01 Chapter 8
Thr NOV 03 Chapter 9: Nucleophilic Substitution & Elimination
Tue NOV 08 Chapter 9
Thr NOV 10 Chapter 10: Alcohols
Tue NOV 15 Chapter 10
Thr NOV 17 Chapter 10
Tue NOV 22 Exam 2 Chapters 7-10
Thr NOV 24 Thanksgiving Holiday, No Class
Tue NOV 26 Chapter 11: Ethers, Sulfides, & Epoxides
Thr DEC 01 Chapter 11
Tue DEC 06 Chapter 12: Infrared Spectroscopy
Thr DEC 08 Chapter 12
Tue DEC 13 Review
Fri DEC 16 Comprehensive Final Exam, 3:00

Text: Brown, Iverson, Anslyn, & Foote Organic Chemistry, 7th ed., and the accompanying Student Study Guide and Solutions Manual, (Brooks/Cole-Cengage Learning). The Rutgers-Newark Bookstore and NJ Books sell a loose-leaf binder-ready version of the complete text and solution manual. A small molecular-model kit, available at the bookstore, is also recommended.

The bookstore version of the text also includes access to an optional online homework system.

Homework Problems (homework will not be collected)

Ch 1: 1-19,20,21,23,25-29,32,37,38,51,52,55,57,60
Ch 2: 1-10,12-15,16,20,21,26,27,28,32,34,42,48,58,60
Ch 3: 1-8,13,14,16-19, 22,23,26,27,30,31,37
Ch 4: 1-6,8,9,10,12,15,16,17,20,22,26,32,34
Ch 5: 3-11,13,14,16,18,29,35
Ch 6: 2-10,12,13,15-19,23,24,30,34,37,39,40,42,45,46
Ch 7: 1-8,10-14,16,17,20,23
Ch 8: 1,2,5-15,29,30,32
Ch 9: 1-13,15,17,18,20,22,25,26,28,30,34,37,38,43-45,47,51,56,58
Ch 10: 1-16,18-21,23,26,28-33,34,35,38,40,45,54,55
Ch 11: 1-12,15-17,21,23,27,31,33,34,44
Ch 12: 1-8,9,11

Information is also available for an optional online homework site.

A small molecular model kit made by is available in the bookstore. Note that this inexpensive kit does not include directions, so you may wish to download the online instructions.

Dr. Huskey
Fall 2016 Office Hours (214 Olson Hall)

Friday 10:15-11:15 (Check the announcements section for occasional changes to these times).

Or by appointment,

Two 80-minute exams will count for 50% of the course grade, and a comprehensive final exam will count for the other 50% of the course grade. To avoid any need for make-up exams, the score on the final exam can be used to replace the lowest score of the 80-minute exams (or an 80-minute exam missed for any reason). Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale (scores are percentages of the maximum possible points): A (100-85), B+ (84-80), B (70-79), C+ (69-65), C (64-55), D (54-45), F (44-0).

Recitations on Mondays (2:30-3:50, Ackerson 123) will be used to discuss homework problems and review lecture material.

If you need assistance, study tips, or have questions about the course material or homework problems, see Dr. Huskey during his office hours, meet with him in the recitation section, make an appointment to see him at times other than his office hours, or contact the Learning Center for other options.

The Learning Resource Center in Conklin Hall can provide various types of assistance:

  1. Free Tutoring. If there are enough requests at the Learning Resource Center for tutors, free tutoring will be provided.
  2. Learning Assistants. If you would like advice on how to develop better study habits and skills, make an appointment with a learning assistant at the Learning Resource Center.