CHEM 241instructor: Jean-Claude Bradley

Course goals and objectives: This is an introductory course to organic chemistry. Particular attention will be given to the correlation of molecular properties with the physical properties of materials. Detailed mechanisms of several reactions will be covered. This course will provide the needed background for the more advanced Organic Chemistry courses CHEM 242 and CHEM 243.

Textbook: Solutions to problem sets from Wade (Organic Chemistry, Eds. 5 and 6) are available only to students registered in the class via password access on this wiki. Other textbooks and resources which may be used in place of this are provided on the wiki main page.

Grading: 2 1 hour exams 2 x 100
final 200 (2 hours)
total 400
(note: extra credit of up to 2% will be added to the total before applying the curve)

Make-up test policy: Tests, quizzes and exam will be available on BBLEARN. Location and times of testing are specified from the wiki main page. Quizzes will be available for each chapter but will not count towards the final grade. Make-up tests will be available on BBLEARN but will consist of additional questions without additional time. The better score between the test and make-up will be used.

Lecture archives: All of the lectures (theory and problem solutions) are already recorded and immediately available in multiple formats (streaming Flash, m4v video ipod format, mp3 and pdf). See main wiki page for links.

Grading Policy:
Tests will be curved and numerical to letter scores will be provided after testing periods are over to get an idea of where you stand in the class. Note that the final letter grade that you get at the end of the class will be the result of the calculation of the number grades, as described above.
Percentile 80-100: As
Percentile 50-79: Bs
Percentile 10-49: Cs
Percentile 0-9: Ds