Instructor:      Dr. B. I. Naddy

Office No.:     Warf 232

Office Hours: Posted on Office Door

Phone:            540-2713

                        540-2515 Information on college closings and cancellation of classes due to weather.


Class Time:    Lecture: 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.  TR, Warf 104

                        Lab:       2:30 - 5:30 p.m.  R, Warf 209/104

Semester:        Fall 2009

Required        None

Textbook:       Lab Manual:  The organic chemistry lab procedures will be given to students.

Credit:            4 hours (3 hours lecture - 3 hours lab per week)

Prerequisite:  Chemistry 1120

Other Required

Materials:                            Students are required to bring soap, sponge, lab apron, goggles and a towel.  Students should adhere to safety regulations in the laboratory.  Students must be familiar with MSDS.




            This course is designed to introduce the student to the field of organic chemistry in an effort to prepare the student to take additional chemistry courses as well as to prepare the student for professional schools.


            The general goal of this course is to acquire basic knowledge of organic chemistry in bonding, organic nomenclature, hydrocarbons, alkenes, Sn1, Sn2, E1, and E2 reactions will be discussed as well as organic synthesis.  In addition, alcohols and ethers will be discussed.


Course Requirements:


1.      Students are expected to attend all lectures and laboratory periods on time. Tardiness is not permitted.

2.      Three hour exams (100 points each) will be given during the lecture, and a 200 point comprehensive final exam will be given at the end of the semester.  The final exam will be given on Thursday, December 17, at 12:20 -2:20 p.m. in W -104.    

3.      Laboratory reports are due at the scheduled time.  Laboratory work and reports constitute 100 points.

4.      Make-up exams will be given according to the policy of the college.

5.      Students should be able to fulfill the educational course objectives given at the beginning of each unit.

6.      Study all assigned materials, and complete homework.

7.      Regrading for exams will be announced when the exams are returned.  Any grade errors should be brought to my attention and adjustments will be made as needed.

8.      Students are expected to read CoSCC catalog 2008-2009, “Classroom Behavior”, “Change of Registration” and “Withdrawal”.  The last day to drop this class or to withdrawal from it without failing is November 11, 2009.

9.      Students can seek help during lecture, laboratory periods, during posted office hours, or by appointments.

10.     Plagiarism and/or cheating will NOT be tolerated.  Any student caught cheating may be given an “F” for the course.

11.     Students are expected to read all of the Student Handbook, especially the academic dishonesty and misconduct.

12.     Expect a pop quiz at the start of each lecture period over material covered during the previous lecture.


 Grading Policy:


All excused absences have to be accompanied by a written statement from your physician.  Incase of unexcused absences, the maximum grade that can be obtained on missed exam is 80 points and 60 points on all additional missed exams.


Methods of Instruction:


            The basic method of instruction is lecture supplemented by visual aids, power point presentations, copied sheets, computer tutorials and webpage.


Dates to Remember:


September 7                     Labor Day, College Closed

October 19-20                  Fall Break

November 11                   Last Day to Drop or Withdraw without failing

November 26-28              Thanksgiving Holiday

December 17                    Final Exam 12:30-2:20, Warf 104

Lecture Schedule


 First and Second Weeks:


                Review atoms, orbitals, bonding, acids and bases


Third and Forth Weeks:


                  Methane and alkanes, properties, bonding and naming


Fifth and Sixth Weeks:                                                                                                                    


                   1st hour exam, return exam, Conformational analysis.


Seventh and Eighth Weeks:                                                                                                               


                      Functional groups, alcohols, alkyl halides, Sn1 and Sn2 reactions


Ninth an Tenth Weeks:                                                                                                                           


                       2nd hour exam, return exam. Halogenation of alkanes and free radical reactions



Eleventh and Twelfth Weeks:                                                                                                       


                        Alkene, cyloalkenes, nomenclature and preparation: E1 and E2 reactions


Thirteenth and Fourteenth Weeks:                                                                                                      


                         3rd hour exam, return exam. Reactions of alkenes.    



Fifteenth Week:              




Sixtennth Week:                                                                                                                               


                            Final exam


Lab Schedule


August 26                   Check-in

                                    The organic kit

                                    Safety features in lab


September 2               Simple distillation

September 9               Fractional distillation

September 16             Gas Chromatography

September 23             Melting point

September 30             Crystallization

October 7                   Extraction

October 21     Extraction continued

October 28                 Hydrocarbons and their reactions                                                                  

November 4               Cyclohexene

November 11             Cyclohexene continued

November 18             t-butylchloride

November 25             Esterification

December 2                Check out




*Grades are not mailed to students. You must access grades through Web for Students (COSCC.COLUMBIASTATE.EDU) five (5) working days after grades are required in Admissions.  Students needing official copies of grades must request it in writing from the Office of Admissions and Records. Call the transcript information line at 931/540-2550 for detailed instructions.  Students may print a copy of their grades from Web for Students.


Americans with Disabilities Act

*In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, students are encouraged to register with the office of Counseling/Disability Services for possible assistance with accommodations.  It is the student’s responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially provide appropriate documentation regarding the nature and extent of a disability.  Students requesting special accommodations are (strongly) encouraged to contact the office of Counseling/Disability Services at the beginning of the semester.



In the event of an emergency students are to follow the direction of the instructor.  All students should note the “Emergency Procedures Guide” posted in the classroom.