Last updated:  Monday, 21 July 2008

Chem222:  ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II - Fall 2007


Syllabus & readings list:   F2007 syllabus

   Important information:  textbook, topics, schedule, lab information, etc.





   Midterm exams:  F2007 midterm exam -- solutions (Ch. 10, 12, 13)


   Lab exams:        Multiple choice, short answer & diagrams/naming

                             (Samples not available)

                              Study relevant “Operations” from Lehman’s laboratory textbook


   Final exams:   F2007 final exam (not available now)  solutions (not available now)



Problem Sets:   


ONLY doing Problem Sets will NOT be sufficient to prepare yourself for examinations.  Make sure you regularly work through problems from the textbook.  You will find solutions to ALL the end-of-chapter problems in the Study Guide, so make good use of it to help you learn how to deal with organic chemistry problems (which means:  do the problems yourself, then check your answer.  Do NOT just read the solutions manual – that approach will give you a completely false sense of confidence because you will not learn how to solve problems without struggling through them yourself).


    Problem sets:     F2007 PSet #1, spectra5A, spectra5Bsolutions

                              F2007 PSet #2solutions



A note about the lecture format:

This course was taught using Powerpoint and the blackboard.  Lecture notes (.pdf’s of Powerpoint slides) are available on the moodle website before class.  I suggest you bring print-outs of the slides to class, so you can focus your attention on listening & taking notes on explanations and examples rather than copying down the slides.


Links to Fall 2007 lecture slides & topics covered: 

Copyright information:  The figures in these lecture notes have been taken from Bruice’s Organic Chemistry, 4th Edition (Pearson / Prentice Hall, 2004).  Reproduction of these figures for personal use is allowed, but they may not be sold or redistributed without permission from the publisher.


Fall 2007 Lectures

Comments (topics covered)



1, 2

Ch.10 – Rxns of alcohols, ethers, epoxides

3, 4


5, 6


7, 8

Ch.12 – Characterization methods:  UV, IR, MS

9, 10-none


11, 12

Ch.13 – NMR spectroscopy…  NMR crash course

13, 14


15, 16

Ch. 7, 14 – Delocalized electrons, rxns of benzene

17-MT, 18

Ch.15 – Rxn of substituted benzenes

19, 20


21, 22

Ch.16, 17 – Rxns of carbonyl compounds

23, 24-none


25, 26

Ch.18 – More rxns of carbonyl compounds




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Last updated Monday, 21 July 2008