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CHEMISTRY 2212 (Majors) and CHEMISTRY 2922 (Honors) Organic Chemistry

Spring Semester 2013; Lecture MWF 10:00-10:50 AM; BE 413
Recitation F 1:00-1:50 PM; BE 413
Lecture 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.

Recitation Instructor: H. Gottlieb, BE 126B, Telephone 215-204-1637
e-mail: harry.gottlieb@temple.edu
Office Hours posted on Blackboard

TEXTBOOK: Marc Loudon,"Organic Chemistry", Fifth Edition , 2009 , Roberts and Company will be used.

You should read each chapter before the lecture for which it is scheduled.
Any other organic chemistry text book is a useful supplement and a variety can be found in Paley Library or in the Science, Engineering, Architecture Library (SEAL) in the School of Engineering. Additionally, there is a considerable amount of "online" help. There is a more-or-less complete textbook called the "Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry" by Professor William Reusch at MSU, "WEB-sters' Organic Chemistry" from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and the Chapman & Hall CHEMNetBase , available through the Temple Library and the Thieme Chemistry, Science of Synthesis (Houben-Weyl Methoden) from the same source, as well as the classic book by Roberts and Caserio, accessed FREE through the CalTech Library to name just a few.

Inexpensive sets of molecular models may be purchased in the T.U. Bookstore or through the TUChemistry Society , TUCS, BE 228 ($15, buyback for $10).


The purpose of the two semester course in Organic Chemistry is to enable you to understand the basic principles of the subject. The material in the second term builds upon what you learned in the first term.To succeed you will need to remember and use the nomenclature of organic chemistry and you will need to be able to understand structural drawings and draw structures of more complex organic compounds. You will continue to learn about the dynamics and reactivity of organic molecules now expanded to aromatic systems and the vast subject of carbonyl chemistry. Your mastery of spectroscopy (IR, UV and NMR) will be expanded upon to facilitate your understanding of structure as well as what transpires during reactions.

Further it is important to understand:

The second term in Organic Chemistry builds upon the first. It is not less time-consuming. Having succeeded in the first term you probably know that you should: