PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

CHM 235 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

 

Instructor: DR. HANK MANCINI  
Meeting Day: MWF 8:30-9:20 &11:30 - 12:20 PM Course Section:    2221 & 2223  
Meeting Dates: SEPTEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 13 Meeting Place:      G137
Office: G101 Office Telephone: (602) 787-6642  
E-mail: hank.mancini@pvc.maricopa.edu    

 

Text: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, Wade, Fourth Edition.

Grading: There will be four (4) examinations. The first three examinations are one hour each in duration and are worth 150 points. The last examination is worth 200 points and lasts two hours in duration. There will also be four (4) quizzes worth 50 points total. Each test covers the chapters outlined, but due to the nature of the science it is comprehensive. Also, there will be a group project worth 100 points. Below is list of the examinations, the tentative dates and the material to be covered. Also, there will be a group project worth 100 points.

Exam Date  Material Covered
 1 September 27  Chapter 1-3
 2 October 25 Through Chap. 4, 5, 12
 3 November 22 Through Chap. 13, 6, 7
 Final December 16 Through Chap. 8, 9, 10 and Comprehensive

All examinations and quizzes must be taken on the scheduled date. Should situations arise that prevent you from taking an examination or quiz on the scheduled date, you must make special arrangements with me before the end of that test day. If you miss any examination or quiz without making separate arrangements, you will receive a "0" for that test. The total possible points earned is 800. The grading scale is as follows:

  720 to 800 = A
  640 to 719 = B
  560 to 639 = C
  480 to 559 = D
  0 to 479 = F

 

I will identify the practice problems before we start to discuss each chapter. Review problems and exercises within each chapter are optional, but recommended. In the rear of the book are the answers to the some of the practice problems.

There is no requirement for submitting homework problems. You should attempt to do as many of the problems as possible. Should you encounter difficulty with any of these problems, contact me separately. We will not discuss the problems in class. Tutors are available at the Learning Assistance Center.

Attendance is not part of your grade nor is it required. It is your responsibility for initiating a withdrawal from the course. If you choose to withdraw, you must do so before the 45th day of the semester (October 13th). Make certain that you get the required paperwork to me for signature before the deadline. If you wish to withdraw after the first 45 days, you must obtain a withdrawal slip, obtain my signature and process it. Failure to do this may result in an "F" for the course.

Disruptive behavior will result in removal from the classroom. Repeated occurrences will be reported to the dean's office. No food, drinks or smoking is allowed in the classroom. All students must wear shirts and shoes besides appropriate pants/dresses. Open-toed shoes and sandals are not recommended in the laboratory. Refer to the Student Disciplinary Code regarding the college's policy on the misuse of computer technology. The policy is found in the 2002/2003 PVCC Student Handbook, page 126, Article III, Paragraph 15.

Lectures may be audio-taped for personal use only. No video taping is allowed. If you bring a cellular telephone into the classroom, please turn it off. If you bring a pager into the classroom, please put it on the vibrating mode. If your pager or cell phone rings and is heard during class time, you will be asked to leave the class for the remainder of that period. Any student who may require special consideration due to a handicap or other condition(s) should consult with the instructor and/or the Special Services office located in Building B.

Your participation is encouraged in class. All students will be asked to contribute to our discussions. The group project will be described separately. All students will participate in this project.

 

Student Code of Conduct

 

Students engaging in the following are subject to disciplinary sanctions outlined in the PVCC Catalog, Student Policies Section.

 

* Acts of Dishonest; examples include:

Plagiarism

Furnishing false information

Falsifying records related to course work

Forgery, alteration, misuse of any college document

Tampering with the election of any college-recognized official

* Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or college activities. An instructor can remove a student from class for disciplinary reasons.

* Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion and/or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person.

* Attempted or actual theft

* Failure to comply with direction of college officials or law enforcement officers

* Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any college premises

* Violation of federal, state, or local laws on college campus or at college sponsored activities

* Use, possession or distribution of narcotics or other controlled substances

* Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages, or public intoxication

* Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, weapons, or dangerous chemicals

* Participation in a college demonstration that disrupts the normal operations of the college

* Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on college premises

* Conduct which is disorderly, lewd or indecent

* Theft or other abuse of computer time

* Abuse of the judicial system

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Homework Problems Chemistry 235
 Chapt. 1 1-4, 7, 11, 12, 19, 22, 35, 36, 40 & 44
 Chapt. 2 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 15, 21, 22, 27, 33 & 36 
 Chapt. 3 1-4, 6, 7, 14-17, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 32, 37 & 39
 Chapt. 4 2 (a & b), 3, 9, 10, 19, 32-34, 37-41 & 44 (a, b, c, g, h) 
 Chapt. 5 2-5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 26, 27 & 29-33 
 Chapt. 12 3-12, 15, 16, 18, 23 & 25
 Chapt. 13 1-6, 8-11, 21, 22, 24, 25, 32-36, 37, 40, 42, 44, 45, 49-54, 56 
 Chapt. 6 1-3, 5, 8-11, 13-16, 18-23, 25, 30, 32-34, 36, 37, 40, 42, 44, 45, 49-54, 56, 61, 62, 64-66, 68, 70-73, 75 & 77
 Chapt. 7 1-2, 5-8, 13-17, 19-22, 25, 27-30, 33, 34, & 43
 Chapt. 8 1, 2, 4-8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 24, 26-28, 33, 35, 43-45 & 47 
 Chapt. 9 1, 5, 7, 13, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 29, 33 & 34 
 Chapt. 10 1, 2, 4, 12-16, 23-25, 30-33, 37-39 & 48

 

 

Grade Record

 Quiz #1 Total Points/10
 Test #1 Total Points/160
 Quiz #2 Total Points/170
 Test #2 Total Points/320
 Quiz #3 Total Points/330
 Test #3 Total Points/480
 Quiz #4 Total Points/500 
 Group Project Total Points/600
 Final Exam Total Points/80

 

 

Acknowledgment of receipt of course policies:

 

I,                                                                                       (Signature) acknowledge that I have received and understand the attached course policies.

Date

Name (Print):                                    Student SS#:

 

 

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PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 'LABORATORY'

CHM 235

 

Instructor:  DR. HANK MANCINI Course Section:  
Meeting Day: Meeting Time:  
Meeting Dates:   Meeting Place:  
Office: G101   Office Telephone: (602) 787-6642  
   E-mail: mancini@pvc.maricopa.edu    

 

Text: MACRO SCALE AND MICROSCALE ORGANIC EXPERIMENTS,  Williamson, Third Edition

Grading: Each non-computer laboratory has a point value of 50 and all others have a point value of 25. There will be no make-up for labs unless prior arrangement has been made. All laboratories must be turned in on schedule.

The total possible points earned is 550. The grading scale is as follows:

  495 to 550 = A
  440 to 494 = B
  385 to 439 = C
  330 to 384 = D
      0 to 329 = F

If you miss three laboratories, you will receive a grade of W or F. It is your responsibility for initiating a withdrawal from the course. If you choose to withdraw, you must do so before the 45th day of the semester (October 13th). Make certain that you get the required paperwork to me for signature before the deadline. If you wish to withdraw after the first 45 days, you must obtain a withdrawal slip, obtain my signature and process it. Failure to do this may result in an "F" for the course.

You are to obtain and maintain a laboratory notebook for all non-computer experiments. Each experimental write-up will include the following:

  Experiment objective;
  Equipment to be used;
  All chemicals used;
  Procedure summary;
  Chemical equation(s) for the experiment;
  Data calculations;
  Results;
  Conclusion(s).

 

Prior to coming to laboratory, you will be responsible for reading each experiment. For non-computer experiments you will prepare a written brief description of that procedure.

At the beginning of laboratory I will inspect each notebook and initial your write-up. Five (5) points of your grade for each non-computer experiment will be earned from the written description. My initials in your notebook indicate that I have reviewed your description and it is satisfactory. All results must be recorded in your lab notebook along with a brief explanation of your results. When appropriate, compute percent yield and any pertinent chemical and/or physical data.

The lab notebooks with the completed experiment results and any discussion, are due in my office the next day, Wednesday, no later than 3:00 PM. If the note book is received after 3:00 PM, that experiment will lose 8 points from the grade.

At the beginning of each laboratory the instructor will give a lecture. If a student is more than 15 minutes late or the lab or misses the lab lecture, they will not be allowed to participate in that laboratory that day. All physical work will cease 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the laboratory session. Students will use this time to clean up their work station and complete laboratory reports.

Disruptive behavior will result in removal from the classroom. Repeated occurrences will be reported to the dean's office. No food, drinks or smoking is allowed in the classroom. All students must wear shirts and shoes besides appropriate pants/dresses. Open-toed shoes and sandals are not recommended in the laboratory. Any student who disregards safety rules and regulations will be asked to leave the laboratory and will receive a "0" for that lab.

Your participation is encouraged. All students will be asked to contribute to our discussions. There will be a lecture before each laboratory.

Each student will be assigned a lab drawer. By the end of the semester, each student must check out their lab drawer. If you withdraw from the course before the end of the semester be certain to check out the drawer. Failure to check out your drawer will result in a fine of $10.00.

 

 

Acknowledgment of receipt of course policies:

 

I,                                                                                       (Signature) acknowledge that I have received and understand the attached course policies.

Date

Name (Print):                                    Student SS#:

 

 

 

CHEM 235 EXPERIMENT SCHEDULE

 Date Experiment
 9/12 Check-in and Safety Orientation 
 9/19 Laboratory Techniques, Procedures and Instrumentation
 9/26 Experiment 3 (parts 1 and 2), Crystallization 
 10/03 Experiment 4 (parts 2, 3 and 4), Melting Points, Boiling Points 
 10/10 Computer: Alkanes and Alkenes, Structure and Nomenclature 
 10/17 Handout: Stereoisomers with models
 10/24 Experiment 8 (part 5), Extraction of Acids and Bases: Isolation of Caffeine from Tea
 10/31 Experiment 9 (part 1), Thin-Layer Chromatography: Analysis of Analgesics 
 11/07 Experiment 16 (part 1), The SN2 reaction: 1-Bromobutane (IR). 
 11/14 Experiment 19 (part 1), Alkanes and Alkenes: Preparation of  Cyclohexene  (IR).  
 11/21 Experiment 21 (part 2), Dichlorocarbene.
 11/28 Experiment 22 (part 3 only), Oxidation: Cyclohexanol to Cyclohexanone (IR &  UV) 
 12/05 Experiment 41 (part 1), Acetylsalicylic Acid (IR).
 12/12 Checkout