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Final Exam:

Saturday, December 15, 9AM-12Noon, Rooms: WEL 2.224, WEL 1.308, JGB 2.218

Those of you with last names starting with the letters A-L report to WEL 2.224, those with last names starting with M-T report to WEL 1.308, those with last names starting with the letters U-Z report to JGB 2.218.

There are no alternative exam times and no makeup exams possible for the final.

 

Exams:

Three mid-term exams will be given during the course of the semester. They will be held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 PM on the following days:

Thursday, September 27, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Rooms: WEL 2.224, WEL 1.308, WEL 1.316

Those of you with last names starting with the letters A-J report to WEL 2.224, those with last names starting with K-Q report to WEL 1.308, those with last names starting with the letters R-Z report to WEL 1.316.

Alternate Time (for excused changes only*): 4:00 - 6:00 PM, WEL 1.308

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Rooms: Rooms: WEL 2.224, WEL 1.308, WEL 1.316

Those of you with last names starting with the letters A-J report to WEL 2.224, those with last names starting with K-Q report to WEL 1.308, those with last names starting with the letters R-Z report to WEL 1.316.

Alternate Time (for excused changes only*): 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Room: WEL 1.308

Thursday, November 15, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Rooms: WEL 2.224, WEL 1.308, WEL 1.316

Those of you with last names starting with the letters A-J report to WEL 2.224, those with last names starting with K-Q report to WEL 1.308, those with last names starting with the letters R-Z report to WEL 1.316.

Alternate Time (for excused changes only*): 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Room: WEL 1.308

*An excused change is one caused by a regularly scheduled (in the course schedule) class or lab class. This list does NOT include an organization meeting, a job or a club sports activity. If you are going to have any of these conflicts, make plans now to be present at the mid term exams.

 

Course Outline

Unit 1: A Review of Molecular Structure and Bonding

Chapter 1 (Reviewed, not covered in depth)

Unit 2: Alkanes

Chapter 2

Unit 3: STEREOCHEMISTRY

Chapter 3

Unit 4: Acids and Bases

Chapter 4

Unit 5: Alkene Structure

Chapters 5

Unit 6: Alkene and Alkyne Reactions

Chapters 6,7

Unit 7: Haloalkanes and Nucleophilic Substitution/Elimination Reactions

Chapters 8,9

Unit 8: Alcohols

Chapter 10

Unit 9: Ethers

Chapter 11

Unit 10: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Chapter 13

 

Proposed Exam Topics (Subject to Revision)

Mid-term Exam I: Units 1 - 5

Mid-term Exam II: Units 6 - 8

Mid-term Exam III: Units 9 - 10

Final Exam: All of the above (Yes, it is definitely cumulative)

 

Policy on Exam Coverage:

You will be responsible for all material covered up to the Friday lecture the week before each midterm. That way you will be able to think about the material for almost an entire week before you are tested on it. Also, the pace of the class can vary, so do not be concerned if we are not on the same schedule as descibed below under "proposed exam topics". The bottom line is that you are only responsible for the material covered in the previous Friday's lecture, NO MATTER WHAT THE SCHEDULE IN THE SYLLABUS SAYS ABOUT "UNITS" COVERED ON EACH MIDTERM.

Homework: READ THIS

There will be two kinds of homework assigned in this class. There will be weekly homework sets that will be turned in BEFORE CLASS on the day it is due. These will be graded, and the points you earn will amount to extra credit that is added to your next exam grade as T-score points or Percentage points, whichever is in your best interest. The second type of homework will involve book problems that are assigned, but not collected. These are extremely important, as the only way to master organic chemistry is to work many, many problems over the course of the semester.

 

Academic Dishonesty:

The University of Texas at Austin has formally adopted the following academic honor code:

Honor Code

The core values of the University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the University is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.

Any violation of the above Honor Code that occurs during an exam or in the regrading process will result in a 0 being assigned for that exam and the student involved will be formally reported to the Dean of Students, where they will be subject to additional penalties or actions. The exam with the 0 will be automatically counted in the final grade calculation at the end of the semester.

To guard against altered exams being submitted for a regrade, we routinely copy a large number of exams following grading but prior to handing them back.

 

Regrades:

Exams can be turned in for regrades as long as they were taken in permanent ink, not pencil or erasable ink.  Regrades must be submitted within 7 days after the exam is handed back.  They can be submitted in the labeled class slot adjacent to WEL 2.212 or you can hand the exam to myself or one of the TA’s. You must indicate what problems need to be regraded, and provide a brief explanation for your concern.  The entire exam will be regraded. 

 

Exam rules: 

No notes or books are allowed used during the exams.  Because of recent incidents, you will not be allowed to interact with your cell phone in any way during exams.  No exceptions.  Turn them off, or leave them at home.  ***Interacting with a cell phone during an exam will be considered a violation of the Honor Code and will result in a 0 being recorded for your grade on the exam, no matter what you were actually doing with the phone.***