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CHEMISTRY 2202: Recitation Sections 4,6,7,8

Spring Semester 2013; MWF 1-1:50 PM; BE 166
Instructor: D. Dalton , BE342, Telephone 215-204-7138; Facsimile 215-204-1532
e-mail: david.dalton@temple.edu; URLs: http://astro.temple.edu/~dalton and http://www.temple.edu/dalton
Office Hours: 9-10 AM MWF and other times by appointment in BE 342.

TEXTBOOK: John McMurry"Organic Chemistry with Biological Applications", Second Edition , 2011 , Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning will be used.

You should read each chapter before the lecture for which it is scheduled.


The purpose of this course is to enable you to understand the basic principles of organic chemistry. In the sections for which this is the lecture, many examples drawn from biologically relevant systems will be used. To succeed you will need to know and use the nomenclature of organic chemistry and you will need to be able to understand structural drawings and draw structures of some simple organic compounds yourself. You will need to learn about the dynamics and reactivity of organic molecules and master sufficient spectroscopy to convince yourself that regions outside the visible portion of the spectrum can be utilized to facilitate our understanding of structure as well as what transpires during reactions.

Further it is important to understand:

Some Friendly Advice: Organic Chemistry is a difficult course. For many, it will be the most difficult and time-consuming of your college career. You can make it easier on yourself by doing the following: