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Honors Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry is offered as a year-long elective science class to enrich what is being offered by parents and other institutions as a typical high school chemistry class.

  Honors Organic Chemistry- $18/class minimum suggested donation   Teacher: Becky Thai                                                                  beckythai@questforeducationsandarts.com

Honors Organic Chemistry- $18/class minimum suggested donation

Teacher: Becky Thai                                                                 
beckythai@questforeducationsandarts.com

Science fair also offers the following extra credit.   A) 50 Points EC for attempting to answer a new question that has an unknown answer.   B) 50 pts for solving a problem that really advances science in the area of study or provides a really help to humanity or animals.

September 13, 2017

Happy Yellow Boxes Full of Opportunity
Honors Organic Chemistry

Follow up from class Sept 12
Announcements Sept 11 - 13

IMPORTANT CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

What we covered today:

  1. Comparison of I chem and O chem
  2. Began an I chem review

Homework due this coming week:

  1. Organic Chemistry Review Homework Set 1 

In Class Quiz next week:  (May use notes)

  • This could be anything listed on the review questions above.

Powerpoint from previous class:

New ppt for G chem review - through slide 11 only.   

Reading:  

None this week from the text book.   Any topics that we discussed that are unclear should be searched and reviewed by reading different explanations on the internet.   You can also ask me or your TA, Josiah Panneck.

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

none this week

Printing to be done before class :

  1. Check back each week the night before class to see if anything has been added.

Coming Next

  • More general chemistry review

September 20, 2017

Happy Yellow Boxes Full of Opportunity
Honors Organic Chemistry

Follow up from class Sept 20
Announcements Sept 18-20

IMPORTANT CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

What we covered today:

  1. Continued General Chem Review

Homework due this coming week:

  1. Organic Chemistry Review Homework Set 2

In Class Quiz next week:  (May use notes)

  • This could be anything listed on the review questions from the previous two weeks.
  • List of those inorganic compounds containing carbon that we wrote down during the first class.  Know them and memorize them.

Powerpoint from previous class:

New ppt for G chem review - through slide 32 only

How to tell the difference between organic and inorganic compounds

Reading:  

Do an internet search and read as much as you can about how to identify an organic vs an inorganic compound.  Make a list of ways you could test compounds to see if they were organic or inorganic. Bring it to class.

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

none this week

Printing to be done before class :

  1. Check back each week the night before class to see if anything has been added.

Coming Next

  • More general chemistry review
  • Ionic vs covalent identification
  • Organic vs inorganic lab

September 27, 2017

Happy Yellow Boxes Full of Opportunity
Honors Organic Chemistry

Follow up from class Sept 27
Announcements Sept 25 - 27

IMPORTANT CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 5 because science fair counts as 2 labs.   

3.  Science fair also offers the following extra credit.   A) 50 Points EC for attempting to answer a new question that has an unknown answer.   B) 50 pts for solving a problem that really advances science in the area of study or provides a really help to humanity or animals.

4.  Taking an honors class does not mean we pour on the homework.   That is busy work and a waste of your time and mine.   What is means is you are required to think individually, to be put in a new situation and come up with answers for yourself based on the knowledge we give you.

What we covered today:

  1. Continued General Chem Review - Ionic vs covalent
  2. Great practice in thinking skills - Great class!!! Thanks

Homework due this coming week:

  1. Organic Chemistry Review Homework Set 2 - Make sure it goes through question 27 and you turn in all questions.  I am not sure why it is printing out all mashed together.   It should not. You don't have to redo it if you did it all. 
  2. Organic Chemistry Review Homework Set 3
  3. Draft of Ionic vs Covalent lab - I want to see all the parts of lab in rough form.   Print it out and show it to the TAto receive your points.  No points will be issued for labs that do not have anything written for each section.
  4. Bring in the organic vs inorganic list you developed last week so we can make a lab out of it.

In Class Quiz next week:  (May use notes)

  • This could be anything listed on the review questions from the previous three weeks.
  • List of those inorganic compounds containing carbon that we wrote down during the first class.  Know them and memorize them.

Powerpoint from previous class:

New ppt for G chem review - through slide 42 only

How to tell the difference between organic and inorganic compounds

Reading:  

Do an internet search and read as much as you can about how to identify an organic vs an inorganic compound.  Make a list of ways you could test compounds to see if they were organic or inorganic. Bring it to class AGAIN THIS WEEK.   Sorry we didn't get to it last time.  We will be using it to develop our lab.

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

none this week

Printing to be done before class :

  1. None this week

Coming Next

  • Stoichiometry review
  • Organic vs inorganic identification lab

October 4, 2017

Happy Yellow Boxes Full of Opportunity
Honors Organic Chemistry

Follow up from class Oct 4
Announcements Oct 2-4

IMPORTANT CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 5 because science fair counts as 2 labs.   

3.  Science fair also offers the following extra credit.   A) 50 Points EC for attempting to answer a new question that has an unknown answer.   B) 50 pts for solving a problem that really advances science in the area of study or provides a really help to humanity or animals.

What we covered today:

  1. Continued General Chem Review - Stoichiometry and balancing equations practice
  2. HONC- worked with the rules of HONC

Homework due this coming week:

  1. Organic Chemistry Review Homework Set 4 - Please link.  Stoichiometry and balancing equations(coming am 10/5)
  2. Final copy of Ionic vs Covalent lab 
  3. Write up a proposed procedure for doing the inorganic vs organic lab.

In Class Quiz next week:  (May use notes)

  • This could be anything listed on the review questions from the previous four weeks.  Most likely some equations to balance and stoichiometry to perform.
  • List of those inorganic compounds containing carbon that we wrote down during the first class.  Know them and memorize them.

Powerpoint from previous class:

New ppt for G chem review - complete

Reading:  1.1 - 1.4 and 1.10 - 1.13

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

none this week

Printing to be done before class :

  1. None this week

Coming Next

  • Organic vs inorganic identification lab
  • Lewis Dot and HONC review
  • Electronegativity and TLC lab
  • Chemistry review test

October 11, 2017

Happy Yellow Boxes Full of Opportunity
Honors Organic Chemistry

Follow up from class Oct 11
Announcements Oct 9-11

IMPORTANT CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 5 because science fair counts as 2 labs.   

3.  Science fair also offers the following extra credit.   A) 50 Points EC for attempting to answer a new question that has an unknown answer.   B) 50 pts for solving a problem that really advances science in the area of study or provides a really help to humanity or animals.

What we covered today:

  1. Continued General Chem Review - Stoichiometry and balancing equations practice
  2. Organic vs Inorganic lab
  3. Lewis Dot Structures - molecules and ions.

 

Due this coming week:

  1. Organic Chemistry Review Homework Set 4 - Complete and revise this week.
  2. Draft of organic vs inorganic compound lab - worth 10 points.  Please show to TA to get your points.  You must have a draft of each section to get the points assigned.
  3. General Chemistry - Organic Test 1 

In Class Quiz next week:  (May use notes)

  • List of those inorganic compounds containing carbon that we wrote down during the first class.  Know them and memorize them. - I will ask you again.
  • For Oct 25 - Time to memorize all those peskypolyatomic ions that we are drawing Lewis Dot Structures for.  Here they are: NH4+, C2H3O2 -, SO4 -2, SO3 -2, NO3 -1, NO2 -1, PO4 -3, CO3 -2, HCO3 -1 to start with.   We will add a few more next week.
  • Review of Lewis Dot Structures - Attempt this and we will answer questions in class.

Powerpoint from previous class:

Paul's Lewis Dot ppt

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

None this week

Printing to be done before class :

  1. None this week

Coming Next Week in Class

  • Organic vs inorganic identification lab - complete conductivity and any retesting needed.
  • Quiz
  • VSEPR Models review and expansion.   Implications of molecular shape on reactivity.
  • Electronegativity and TLC lab - intro
  • Hand In Chemistry review test

October 18, 2017

Follow up from class Oct 18
Announcements Oct 16-18

IMPORTANT CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 4 + the science fair project because science fair counts as 2 labs.   

3.  Science fair also offers the following extra credit.   A) 50 Points EC for attempting to answer a new question that has an unknown answer.   B) 50 pts for solving a problem that really advances science in the area of study or provides a really help to humanity or animals.

What we covered today:

  1. Organic vs Inorganic lab
  2. Lewis Dot Structures - molecules and ions.
  3. Exceptions to the octet rule.
  4. Naming of polyatomic ions.
  5. Intro to VESPR - homework will include expanded octet structures.

Due this coming week:

  1. Final lab report organic vs inorganic.
  2. General Chemistry review test - we record the best score of the 2 tests listed here.
  3. Organic chemistry General review test 1
  4. Recall the Iodine and Bromine are exceptions to the octet rule.   Why?   Do some research and turn in an explanation including what their valence may expand or contract to and how or why does this happen?
  5. Polyatomic ion naming and lewis dot structures -   Complete this on your own.
  6. Origami VSEPR shapes - Cut out and make the shapes at home and tape them together.   Please read the sections you need to read to complete this, but hold off on the "official" questions until next week.  You should memorize these shapes, but never fear, we will work with them until you know them better.
  7. Turn in the review of Lewis Dot structures listed last week - go there to print if you need it.

In Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card just this week)

  • Naming polyatomic ions
  • Drawing the polyatomic ion in Lewis dot form
  • Know the list of exceptions we gave you in class.

Powerpoint from previous class:

Paul's Lewis Dot ppt 

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

None this week

Reading to be done this week:

Lewis Dot Structures
VSEPR

Printing to be done before class :

  1. None this week

Coming Next Week in Class

  • Quiz
  • VSEPR Models review and expansion.   Implications of molecular shape on reactivity.
  • Electronegativity and TLC lab - intro
  • Stoichiometry limiting / excess reagents
  • Hand In Chemistry review test
 

October 25, 2017

Follow up from class Oct 25
Announcements from Oct 23 -25

IMPORTANT CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 4 + the science fair project because science fair counts as 2 labs.   

3.  Science fair also offers the following extra credit.   A) 50 Points EC for attempting to answer a new question that has an unknown answer.   B) 50 pts for solving a problem that really advances science in the area of study or provides a really help to humanity or animals.

4.  It has come to my attention that at least 1/2 the class is waiting until the last day or two to start their homework.   This is going to become a very deadly practice as we get into more stuff you have not heard of before.   I expect you would be spending at least 30 - 60 min each day on this stuff.   You will be amazed at how much more you will remember if you do it that way.

What we covered today:

  1. Lewis structures and polyatomic ions
  2. VSEPR
  3. Wedge Dash notation
  4. Intro to Thin Layer Chromatography

Due this coming week:

  1. Wedge Dash Homework
  2. Look up Ligroin - On a piece of notebook paper, write down what it is made of and what it is typically used for in organic chem.
  3. Origami VSEPR shapes - Cut out and make the shapes at home and tape them together. ESPECIALLY IF YOU DIDN'T DO IT THIS PAST WEEK.  You should memorize these shapes, but never fear, we will work with them until you know them better.  Take a red sharpie or a white crayon and mark lone pairs on the origami piece for trigonal pyramidal, see saw, and square pyramidal.
  4. Do the prelab origami questions on page 2 and the 4 questions on page 6.   Do these on a separate piece of paper with plenty of space for clear drawings.
  5. VSEPR  homework - You will have 2 weeks to complete this, but do not put it off.   You must come it having attempted all the questions.  I expect you will have more questions so bring those to class.   Show it to the TA for 10 pts.   If you do not attempt it before class, you will be docked 10 pts.

In Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card just this week)

  • Naming polyatomic ions - yes again.
  • Drawing polyatomic ions in Lewis dot form and then in the VSEPR shapes
  • Know the list of octet exceptions we gave you in class. - yes, again.   You can add Tungsten (Wolfram) to the list.
  • Know how to draw a wedge dash notation for a molecule.

Powerpoint from previous class:

Wedge Dash Notation - Go through it slowly if you missed class.
VSEPR and molecular geometry Paul's ppt - Go through it slowly if you missed class.

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtkwBLTd0rA - Watch and take notes.  5 pts for showing the TA your notes from this video.   This is highly related to what we are doing in class this next week, so please do not come unless you have completed this.  No excuses.

Reading to be done this week:

Lewis Dot Structures
VSEPR

Printing to be done before class :

  1. Electronegativity chart

Coming Next Week in Class

  • Quiz
  • VSEPR Models review and expansion.   Implications of molecular shape on reactivity. - quick review.
  • Electronegativity and TLC lab completion
  • Stoichiometry limiting / excess reagents
  • Column chromatography
 

November 1, 2017

Follow up from class Nov 1
Announcements from Oct 30 -Nov 1

IMPORTANT CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 4 + the science fair project because science fair counts as 2 labs.   

What we covered today:

  1. VSEPR
  2. Wedge Dash notation
  3. Thin Layer Chromatography

Due this coming week:

  1. Wedge Dash Homework - due this week if not completed.
  2. VSEPR  homework - due this week if not completed.
  3. Check out this cool resource that may help you see these.   http://community.dur.ac.uk/a.k.hughes/vsepr/
  4. Draft of the TLC lab.    You will need to research chromatography and write a quality and mature background on this idea.   Please include significant discussion of polarity and how this affects the separation of materials in a mixture during chromatography.   Your draft should go all the way through methods. (structures for the dyes)
  5. Electronegativity Homework Draft - Students try to do as much of this as you can after going through the Electronegativity ppt (through slide 11) below.   You will have to use the electronegativity chart you printed to do this.

In Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card just this week)

  • Naming polyatomic ions - yes again.
  • Drawing polyatomic ions in Lewis dot form and then in the VSEPR shapes
  • Know the list of octet exceptions we gave you in class. - yes, again.   You can add Tungsten (Wolfram) to the list.
  • Know how to draw a wedge dash notation for a molecule.
  • Know how TLC works and be able to explain it.   Writing your background for the lab draft will help you with this.

Powerpoint from previous class:

Electronegativity new ppt - ONLY GO THROUGH SLIDE 11.  This is all review.

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

None

Printing to be done before class :

  1. Electronegativity chart

Coming Next Week in Class

  • Quiz 
  • Electronegativity and TLC lab unknown completion
  • Dipoles
  • Possibly Fajan's rules and intramolecular forces
  • Stoichiometry limiting / excess reagents
  • Column chromatography experience. 
 

November 8, 2017

Follow up from class Nov 8
Announcements from  Nov 6 -8

IMPORTANT CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 4 + the science fair project because science fair counts as 2 labs.   

What we covered today:

  1. Thin Layer Chromatography

Due this coming week:

  1. Check out this cool resource that may help you see these.   http://community.dur.ac.uk/a.k.hughes/vsepr/
  2. Complete the TLC lab.    You will need to research chromatography and write a quality and mature background on this idea.   Please include significant discussion of how this type chromatography works.    Also use the structure of dyes attached here to explain what is happening and please make a determination of what the dyes in the unknown were based on the the rF factor.     Your real purpose is to see if this methodology can accurately identify an unknown dye mixture.    Explain any abberant results.   (structures for the dyes)
  1. Electronegativity Homework Draft - Students try to do as much of this as you can after going through the Electronegativity ppt (through slide 11) below.   You will have to use the electronegativity chart you printed to do this.   HOLD ON COMPLETING THIS UNTIL WE GO OVER FAJAN'S RULES.
  2. To be or not to be polar - Students, do this in PENCIL because we will work through some dipoles in class that might impact how you think about this.    It will be due at the END of class.

In Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card just this week)

  • Electronegativity - does it describe polarity in a bond or in a whole molecule?
  • Column chromatography and electronegativity.   This will be applying what you learned in TLC to a new situation.

Powerpoint from previous class:

Electronegativity new ppt - ONLY GO THROUGH SLIDE 11.  This is all review.   Same as last week

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

None

Printing to be done before class :

  1. Electronegativity chart

Coming Next Week in Class

  • Dipoles
  • Possibly Fajan's rules and intramolecular forces
  • Stoichiometry limiting / excess reagents
  • Column chromatography experience. 
 

November 15, 2017

Follow up from class Nov 15
Announcements from  Nov 13 - 15

 Important Announcements

1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 4 + the science fair project because science fair counts as 2 labs.   

What we covered today:

  1. Column Chromatography
  2. Electronegativity and dipoles
  3. Fajan's rules

Due this coming week:

  1. Electronegativity Homework Draft -  Please complete this and use Fajan's rules to explain questions 16 -20.  If you already turned it in, you will need to complete this part before it will be graded.
  2. Fajan's rules written homework - please link. (coming soon)   
  3. Dipole homework from slide show

In Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card just this week)

  • Fajan's rules - please come to class with 5 questions and answers you have made up regarding these.   Hand them to ME at the beginning of class and I will use those as a quiz for the whole class.
  • Be able to draw a dipole moment for a bond and a whole molecule.

Powerpoint from previous class:

Electronegativity new ppt

Fajan's rules ppt

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

None

Reading:

1.1 - 1.7 and 1.10 - 1.13
Chapter 3 - read ahead

Printing to be done before class :

  1. Functional group museum - Student's hold on to this until we get to it.
  2. Predicting solubility based on functional groups
  3. Functional groups activity for O Chem

Coming Next Week in Class

  • Intramolecular forces
  • Stoichiometry limiting / excess reagents
  • Naming
  • Formal Charge
  • Resonance
 

November 29, 2017

Announcements from  Nov 27-29

 Important Announcements

1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 4 + the science fair project because science fair counts as 2 labs.   

What we covered today:

  1. Intermolecular forces

Due this coming week:

  1. Fajan's rules written homework - This seems to be missing in cyberspace somewhere.    I need you to come up with a list of 3 compounds that could be classified as ionic but behave as covalent and 3 compounds that should be covalent but behave as ionic.  Beside each one, describe what must be happening between atoms to cause this change in predicted behavior. 
  2. Intermolecular force worksheet
  3. Write up a short answer describing what must be happening to the newspaper we cut in class that makes it reattach itself to the next piece cut piece of paper.

Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card just this week)

  • Fajan's rule - be ready.
  • Be able to draw a dipole moment for a bond and a whole molecule.

Powerpoint from previous class:

Intramolecular forces

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

None

Reading:

Chapter 3 

Chapter 4   - 4.1, 4.3- 4.4

Printing to be done before class :

  1. Functional group museum - Student's hold on to this until we get to it.
  2. Predicting solubility based on functional groups - hold on
  3. Functional groups activity for O Chem - hold on

Coming Next Week in Class

  • IStoichiometry limiting / excess reagents
  • Naming
  • Formal Charge
  • Resonance
 

December 6, 2017

Announcements from  Dec 4-6

 Important Announcements

1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 4 + the science fair project because science fair counts as 2 labs.   

What we covered today:

  1. Naming
  2. Functional Groups through Ethers

Due this coming week:

     

    • anything you have pending.   I will not accept work after the final exam.   Make sure it is complete and turned in.
    • - functional groups activity for o chem - use what you already printed and the handout listed below in printing to complete this activity.
    • - make flashcards with the name of the functional group on one side and a drawing of it on the other.    Please review these several times each day.,
    •  - Here is a study list for you - Midterm study list for Organic Chemistry
    • The purpose of the Fajan

     

    Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card just this week)

    • none

    Powerpoint from previous class:

     

     

    You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

    None

    Reading:

    Review any previous assignments that will help you recall what we have done for the test.

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. Functional groups handout
    2. Functional groups activity for O Chem - hold on

    Coming Next Week in Class

    • Midterm

    December 13, 2017

     

    January 10, 2017

    Announcements  Jan 8 - 10
    Important Announcements

    1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

    2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 4 + the science fair project because science fair counts as 2 labs.     You can also substitute a science fair grade for 2 test grades or for 1 lab and 1 test.  Give it serious consideration. 

    What we covered today:

    1. Functional Groups
    2. Formal Charge

    Due this coming week:

    • Formal charge written homework
    • Be able to use the model kits to make up all the functional groups from memory  - this means you should make up flash cards and draw the groups on them and memorize how to build each one.   You can come by on Mondayor Tues and use a kit in the classroom to practice if you choose.
    • Functional groups and structure drawing WS PDF 
    • IF you are not doing a science fair project, you will need to do a project of your own related to organic chemistry.   You must pick this project, design it, perform the experiment, and then write up a formal lab report about it.   You will need to come up with a basic proposal by next week.   Please search for a project in this realm if you will be needing it.    Again, I strongly encourage you to consider science fair.   Perhaps this project is one you could do and enter into the fair.
       

    Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card just this week)

    • Be able to assign formal charge to a molecule
    • Be able to build or draw an assigned functional group

    Powerpoint from previous class:

     

     

    You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

    None

    Reading:

    Pgs 17,18,19

    Chapter 3

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. Even more resonance practice problems

    Coming Next Week in Class

    • Resonance
    • Functional group practice
     

    January 17, 2017

    Announcements

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

    2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 4 + the science fair project because science fair counts as 2 labs.     You can also substitute a science fair grade for 2 test grades or for 1 lab and 1 test.  Give it serious consideration. 

    What we covered today:

    1. Functional Groups
    2. Formal Charge
    3. Resonance

    Due this coming week:

    Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • Be able to assign formal charge to a molecule
    • Be able to build or draw an assigned functional group
    • Be able to draw and explain a resonance structure

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

    None

    Reading:

    30.1, 30.2, 30.5, 30.7, 30.8, 30.9

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. None yet but check back before class

    Coming Next Week in Class

    • Polymers
     

    January 24, 2017

    Announcements  Jan 22-24

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

    2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 4 + the science fair project because science fair counts as 2 labs.     You can also substitute a science fair grade for 2 test grades or for 1 lab and 1 test.  Give it serious consideration. 

    3.  Some ideas for making plastics for your final o chem lab

     

    What we covered today:

    1. Polymers
    2. Resonance

    Due this coming week:

    • Resonance worksheet printed last week.
    • Polymers puzzle - Yes, answers are included to help you think it through, however, you cannot just copy them without understanding or you cannot possibly pass your quiz or your final.   Please do Puzzle 1, Puzzle 2 activity 1 and 2.   You do not have to make up a puzzle to quiz others,  so skip that part.  
    •  
    • IF you are not doing a science fair project and did not turn in a proposal, you are now LATE.    Write down a question
       

    Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • Be able to determine resonance of a structure.
    • Be able to make a polymer from monomers
    • Be able to determine which monomers make up a polymer.

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    • Polymers

    You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

    None

    Reading:

    4.4, 4.5, 10.3, 9.3, 11.2, 17.3, 21.2, 22.3, 25.3

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. None yet but check back before class

    Coming Next Week in Class

    • More nomenclature
    • Isomers
     

    January 31, 2017

    Announcements  Jan 27- Feb 1

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

    2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 4 + the science fair project because science fair counts as 2 labs.     You can also substitute a science fair grade for 2 test grades or for 1 lab and 1 test.  Give it serious consideration. 

    3.  Some ideas for making plastics for your final o chem lab

     4.  Be prepared to tell how you paid something forward each week.

    What we covered today:

    1. Polymers - naming and wrap up.
    2. Naming up to but not including functional groups.

    Due this coming week:

    • Polymers puzzle - yes, it is like Sudoku. 
    •  Organic nomenclature homework - do all the parts we have covered so far.   This is due it 2 weeks.   You must start it this week though.
    •  Watch the video listed below on naming cyclic compounds.   Write out a list of 10 cyclic naming challenges WITH CORRECT ANSWERS.  We will then challenge your classmates with your hardest cyclic compounds.
    • Look at slide 26 on the homework.   Write out the names of 10 possible compounds each having at least 2 of the substituents on this slide.   You may not use methyl or ethyl more than 3 times each.   Once you have first written the name, then draw the compound below.   Only put one name and one drawing per page.   Make it big!

    Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • Be able to determine resonance of a structure.
    • Be able to make a polymer from monomers
    • Be able to determine which monomers make up a polymer.
    • Be able to name a structure  or draw a structure from a name.

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

    Reading:

    Isomers - page numbers coming but anything to do with isomers is relevant.

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. Keep holding on to those papers you printed ages ago.
    2. Soap - student copy lab PDF

    Coming Next Week in Class

    • More nomenclature
    • Isomers
    • Saponification
     

    February 7, 2018

    Announcements  5-7

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

    2.   Science fair is optional in this class.   Here is how it works.   You have 6 lab reports you must write in here.  However, for those that choose to do science fair, the requirement goes down to 4 + the science fair project because science fair counts as 2 labs.     You can also substitute a science fair grade for 2 test grades or for 1 lab and 1 test.  Give it serious consideration. 

    What we covered today:

    1. Saponification
    2. Naming with functional groups

    Due this coming week:

    •  Organic nomenclature homework - We did not get to benzene derivatives yet so hold on to it.   We are doing that next week in class.   Bring it back with you.
    •  Cyclic compound challenge - bring to class.
    • Look at slide 26 on the ppt.   Write out the names of 10 possible compounds each having at least 2 of the substituents on this slide.   You may not use methyl or ethyl more than 3 times each.   Once you have first written the name, then draw the compound below.   Only put one name and one drawing per page.   Make it big.  (This was from last week in case you did not get it done due to the slide show issue).
    • Using the slide show, make up 20 examples and their answers for compounds including alcohols, esters, ethers, carboxylic acids, ketones, aldehydes, and double and triple bonds. You must do each one at least twice. Use proper rules and only 1 example per page.  Make it big please.   You may include cyclic compounds as well but no more than 7 max.
    • Lab report on saponification - Title, purpose, question, background, hypothesis, variables, materials, methods, results - the initial paragraph should include something regarding the qualitative appearance of the soap.   You should also make up a chart to fill out for the results you will get next week.

     

    Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • Be able to name a structure  or draw a structure from a name.
    • Study the naming rules we gave you in your notes and on the slide show as well as the video.  Be able to look at a compound and state the naming rule that best describes why you would name various substituents in a certain order.

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0bHy1OrAsI - please link.  Polyfunctional compounds with complex substituents.    Please watch slowly and take notes.   Show them to Josiah for 5 pts.  You will use this info next week.

    Reading: ( Same as last week)

         Isomers - 5.1 - 5.6

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. Keep holding on to those papers you printed ages ago.
    2. Geometric Isomers Lab - Text me if it doesn't show up by Sat.   I need to convert it to word to edit it first.

    Coming Next Week in Class

    • Benzene derivatives
    • Isomers
    • Soap evaluation
     

    February 14, 2018

    Announcements  Feb 12-14

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

    2.   Have a great idea for a science fair project but ran out of time?  Want to do a project idea board for science fair?   Please submit something asap and we will just charge you the $15 fee.   Here is how it works:  Make up a board with all the sections up through methods.   You can't go any further because you have no results.   Register and bring it to fair.   You can compete for a grant for next year.   I will also give you 20 pts extra credit just for doing it if it is well done.

    3.   Clarification - from William's question in class.   When an aldehyde is coming off a carbon chain as a substituent, it is called formyl, and a ketone on a substituentn is called oxo.   I hope this is what you were asking.

    What we covered today:

    1. Comparison of soaps
    2. Benzene derivatives. 

    Due this coming week:

    •  Organic nomenclature homework - finish this paper.
    • Lab report on saponification - complete this using the results obtained this week.  You may approach it from any perspective you want.   You may use the full class data, through out some data and use others, or just use your own.   Justify it and make sure you have enough data to make it believable. No late papers accepted.  You have 2 weeks.  
    • Make up 20 naming examples using benzene derivatives.    When possible, use both the old and new naming systems.   Go through slide 17 to help you.
    • Look up maleic acid and fumaric acid.   Come to class with a list of physical properties that would help you identify one from another. Examples would be solubility, melting and boiling point, etc.  
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    Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • Be able to name a structure  or draw a structure from a name, any name we have covered so far.
    • Study the naming rules we gave you in your notes and on the slide show as well as the video.  Be able to look at a compound and state the naming rule that best describes why you would name various substituents in a certain order.

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    You Tube Video: (Required viewing)  

    • None this week

    Reading: ( Same as last week)

         Isomers - 5.1 - 5.6

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. Keep holding on to those papers you printed ages ago.
    2. Geometric Isomers Lab 

    Coming Next Week in Class

    • Isomers 
    • Isomer lab intro
     

    February 28, 2018

    Followup from class Feb 28
    Golden Opportunities for Learning


    Announcements  Feb 26-28

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

    What we covered today:

    1.  Constitutional isomers
    2.  Geometric isomers
    3. Intro to the geometric isomer lab

    Due this coming week:

    •  Geometric isomers practice sheet - complete before class.
    •  Isomers worksheet
    • Draw and name all isomers for C8H18  OR  C8H16F2 - your choice
    • Look up maleic acid and fumaric acid.   Come to class with a list of physical properties that would help you identify one from another. Examples would be solubility, melting and boiling point, etc.    - same as last week, just make sure you bring it to class.

    Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • This week will be a replacement quiz for last week in case you weren't prepared.
    • Be able to name a structure  or draw a structure from a name, any name we have covered so far.
    • Study the naming rules we gave you in your notes and on the slide show as well as the video.  Be able to look at a compound and state the naming rule that best describes why you would name various substituents in a certain order.
    • Be able to make up constitutional isomers from a given formula
    • Be able to name and identify compounds as cis and trans.

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    Videos (Required viewing)  

    • None this week

    Reading: ( Same as last week)

         Isomers - 5.1 - 5.6

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. Synthesis of Aspirin my version
    2. Synthesis of Aspirin Lab information word 

    Coming Next Week in Class

    • Completion of geometric isomer lab
    • If there is time, we will review orbitals and bonding.
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    March 7, 2018

    Followup from class  March 7, 2018
    Golden Opportunities for Learning


    Announcements  Mar 5-7 - please link

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Bring a  3X5 CARD to add info to every week.  You will be allowed to use this on a test.

    What we covered today:

    1.  Constitutional isomers
    2.  Geometric isomers         - the difference between the 2.
    3. geometric isomer lab

    Due this coming week:

    • Begin writing up the geometric isomers lab.   Go through the methods section.     You need to plan on doing a full write up  for the following reasons.  A) you did not do science fair. B) you only want to replace 1 lab with your science fair project,  C) you don't want to replace any labs with your science fair grade.   Everyone will be answer the questions at the end and if you are not writing up a lab, you will be turning the the purpose, question, hypothesis, results, a short discussion about why you got this result and the conclusion.
    • Watch this percent yield video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtAj0s203CI   You are going to need to calculate a percent yield for your current organic chem lab. Please come to class having made up 2 percent yield problems and ANSWERS of your own.   Put them on notebook paper and turn them in.   If you think this is hard, you are overthinking it.   It is based on the review of stoichiometry we did at the beginning of the year.
    • Hybridization -   This is a key concept in organic chem.   It is very important you watch this video multiple times until you understand it.   We will be going of hybridization quickly in class.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHXViZTxLXo - Please watch it, take notes complete with drawings of how orbitals hybridize and show them to the TA for 10pts.

    Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • Name anything and that includes inorganic compounds, ionic or covalent.   Is this cruel, is this mean?  No, it is keeping you from looking foolish in college.  Let's practice now so you have no regrets.
    • You need to work on memorizing those benzene derivative structures so please make flashcards and challenge yourself to draw them from memory.

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    • None this time

    Videos (Required viewing)  

    • see above

    Reading: ( Same as last week)

        Hybridization - http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/bp/ch8/hybrid.html - Read this and all the associated page links at the top to help you learn about hybridization.

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. Synthesis of Aspirin my version
    2. Synthesis of Aspirin Lab information word 

    Coming Next Week in Class

    • Hybridization
    • Newman projections
     

    March 14, 2018

    Followup from class  March 14, 2018
    Golden Opportunities for Learning


    Announcements  Mar 12-14

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Final exam coming up.   Decide when you are available for a review.

    What we covered today:

    1. geometric isomer lab

    Due this coming week:

    • Begin writing up the geometric isomers lab.   Go through the methods section.     You need to plan on doing a full write up  for the following reasons.  A) you did not do science fair. B) you only want to replace 1 lab with your science fair project,  C) you don't want to replace any labs with your science fair grade.   Everyone will be answer the questions at the end and if you are not writing up a lab, you will be turning the the purpose, question, hypothesis, results, a short discussion about why you got this result and the conclusion.
    • Hybridization -   Here is another follow up hybridization video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otYj92d7rB0&t=6s 
    • Write the following out on paper - 
      • What is a sigma bond and how to do you get one?
      • What is a pi bond and how do you get one?
      • Explain how an SP orbital is formed and what is its energy level?
      • Explain how an SP2 orbital is formed and what is its energy level?
      • Explain how an SP3 orbital is formed and what is its energy level?
    • Hybridization - please use colored pencils to draw the hybridization orbitals of C2H2 and then C2H4. Label all sigma and pi bonds    Follow by doing the same with CO2, CN-, BF, BeCl2.   ONLY ONE PER PAGE.  Draw big please.

    Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • Name anything and that includes inorganic compounds, ionic or covalent.   
    • You need to work on memorizing those benzene derivative structures so please make flashcards and challenge yourself to draw them from memory.
    • Answering any of the hybridization questions above.

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    • None this time

    Videos (Required viewing)  

    • see above

    Reading: ( Same as last week)

        Drawings - (Pay particular attention to the newman projections) - http://www.chem.ucalgary.ca/courses/350/Carey5th/Ch03/ch3-0-2.html 

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. Synthesis of Aspirin my version
    2. Synthesis of Aspirin Lab information word 

    Coming Next Week in Class

    • lab work
    • SN1 and SN2 reactions
     

    March 21, 2018

    Followup from class  March 21, 2018
    Golden Opportunities for Learning


    Announcements  Mar 19-21

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Final exam coming up.   Decide when you are available for a review.

    2.  If you are doing a final lab, it is due the week before finals.

    What we covered today:

    1. geometric isomer lab completion
    2. Aspirin synthesis

    Due this coming week:

    • Finish the geometric isomer lab write up (unless you are using a science fair project to replace 2 labs, this one and the end of the year self directed lab).  If you are not writing it up, anwer the questions
    • Hybridization - we are going to spend some time in class shoring up your understanding of these ideas.   Please keep these papers in hand when you come to class.   Please use colored pencils to draw the hybridization orbitals of C2H2 and then C2H4. Label all sigma and pi bonds    Follow by doing the same with CO2, CN-, BF3, BeCl2.   ONLY ONE PER PAGE.  Draw big please.   (I have added this again because of the type for BF3.   I had not typed the 3 last week).   Also, I want to clarify the steps that are helpful in drawing this.  See my ppt below which may help.
      • Draw a lewis dot structure.
      • Draw the original oribital diagram
      • Draw the hybridized orbital diagram
      • Draw the hybridized bonds and classify them as sigma or pi.
    • Please take notes on the newman projection video below.   Show them to the TA for 5 pts.
    • Aspirin synthesis questions - answer the 3 questions after the lab.   In addition read this article (please link aspirin synthesis lab information updated).   Also you may do additional internet research to write a paragraph about impurities in this reaction.   Make sure you draw out the reaction and determine where impurities can come from.  How can you detect impurities?
    • Complete the first part of the Alcohols, phenols, and ethers lab

    Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • Name anything, literally anything!  You can do this.   To study for the organic naming, make sure you have a list of the rules and priorities of substituents.
    • Answering any of the hybridization questions AFTER we go over it in class together.

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    Videos (Required viewing)  

    Reading: ( Same as last week)

       Chapter 19.  19.1 - 19.8

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. Alcohols, phenols, ethers lab
    2. Identification of aldehydes and ketones
    3. Identifying alkanes, alkenes, and aromatics lab

    Coming Next Week in Class

    • lab work
    • SN1 and SN2 reactions
     

    March 28, 2018

    Followup from class  March 28, 2018
    Golden Opportunities for Learning


    Announcements  Mar 26-28

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Final exam review - Friday April 20th 12:30 optional but highly recommended.

    2.  If you are doing a final lab, it is due the week before finals.  No late extensions, please.   It needs to be graded and back to you by finals.  You have an option of not doing this if you did a science fair project.

    What we covered today:

    1. Identifying alkanes, alkenes, and cycloalkenes.
    2. Newman projections
    3. Clarification on drawing orbitals

    Due this coming week:

    • Newman Projections
    • (Make sure you did the paragraph from last week)  Aspirin synthesis questions - answer the 3 questions after the lab plus write this paragraph.   In addition read this article .   Also you may do additional internet research to write a paragraph about impurities in this reaction.   Make sure you draw out the reaction and determine where impurities can come from.  How can you detect impurities?
    • Hold on to the Alcohols, phenols, and ethers lab and bring it back to class to do the hands on part.
    • Watch the SN1 and SN2 video below.   Come up with 10 questions  AND answers to this video.  Should include vocabulary, what favors SN1 and SN2 reactions and also, you should look up examples of each type and provide those for at least 2 of the questions.

    Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • Name anything, literally anything!  You can do this.   To study for the organic naming, make sure you have a list of the rules and priorities of substituents.
    • Answering any of the hybridization questions
    • Newman projections

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    Videos (Required viewing)  

    Reading   

    Chapter 19.  19.1 - 19.8

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. Alcohols, phenols, ethers lab
    2. Identification of aldehydes and ketones
    3. Carboxylic acids and esters lab
    4. lab work
    • SN1 and SN2 reactions

    Coming in class next week

    1) Lab work - completion of the unknowns for the alkanes, alkenes, and cycloalkenes

    2) SN1 - SN2 review

    3) Start additional lab work (this will depend on supplies and what arrives first)

     

    April 4, 2018

    Followup from class  April 4 2018
    Golden Opportunities for Learning


    Announcements  April 2-4

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Final exam review - Friday April 20th 12:30 optional but highly recommended.

    2.  If you are doing a final lab, it is due the week before finals.  No late extensions, please.   It needs to be graded and back to you by finals.  You have an option of not doing this if you did a science fair project.

    What we covered today:

    1. Unknowns for alkanes, alkenes, and cycloalkenes.
    2. Begin esters

    Due this coming week:

    • Newmann projection Key - Please compare the answer key to the projections on your sheet to see if you clearly understand.  Bring all unclear questions to class.   Try holding the paper up and directing your eye in the direction of the bond.   Remember the point is the first carbon and the second is projected out behind that.
    • Complete all the charts and quesetions for alcohols, phenols, and ethers lab and turn in next week.
    • Read through the ester lab very carefully and understand each step.   You also need to understand what it is accomplishing 
    • (Hold this assignment for next week in class)  Watch the SN1 and SN2 video below.   Come up with 10 questions  AND answers to this video.  Should include vocabulary, what favors SN1 and SN2 reactions and also, you should look up examples of each type and provide those for at least 2 of the questions.
    • Make sure you watch the new SN1 and SN2 video below.    See if this helps clarify anything for you so that you can finish you questions above.

    Possible Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • Name anything, literally anything!  You can do this.   To study for the organic naming, make sure you have a list of the rules and priorities of substituents.
    • Answering any of the hybridization questions
    • Newmann projections

    This is unchanged from the previous week.

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    • none

    Videos (Required viewing)  

    Reading   

    Chapter 19.  19.1 - 19.8

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. Alcohols, phenols, ethers lab
    2. Identification of aldehydes and ketones
    3. Carboxylic acids and esters lab

    Coming next week

    2) SN1 - SN2 review

    3) Finish Esters lab

    1) Start the alcohols lab.

     

    April 11, 2018

    Followup from class  April 11 2018
    Golden Opportunities for Learning


    Announcements  April 9-11

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Final exam review - Friday April 20th 12:30 optional but highly recommended.

    2.  If you are doing a final lab, it is due the week before finals.  No late extensions, please.   It needs to be graded and back to you by finals.  You have an option of not doing this if you did a science fair project.

    3.  Check engrade for your science fair point totals plus your extra credit for those projects that qualified for it.

    What we covered today:

    1. Completed Esters
    2. Reviewed highlights of SN1 and SN2 reactions

    Due this coming week:

    • Alkenes, alkanes, cycloalkenes - finish all the questions on the back of this lab and turn it in.
    • Complete all the charts and quesetions for alcohols, phenols, and ethers lab ( should have been done last week ) and then we will be doing this lab in class.   You will need to complete the questions at the end before turning it in.
    • Complete all questions on the carboxylic acids and esters lab.
    • Study list for final exam - coming soon.  Check back to see the link to the list.

    I am offering extra credit if you research and finish the ketones and aldehydes homework I had you print a few weeks back.   We are having trouble getting all the supplies for the labs so we will only do portions of it.

    Possible Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • make every effort to attend the review session.

     

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    • none

    Videos (Required viewing)  

    Reading   

    be very well prepared having read and understood all the details of your labs we are doing next week, the aldehydes and ketones, and the Alcohols, ethers, and phenols.

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. nothing new

    Coming next week

    1) Finish the alcohols, ethers, phenols lab

    2) Do portions of the ketones and aldehydes lab.

     

    April 18, 2018

    Followup from class  April 18 2018
    Golden Opportunities for Learning


    Announcements  April 16- 18

    Important Class Announcements

    1. Final exam review - Friday April 20th 12:30 optional but highly recommended.

    2.  Check engrade for your science fair point totals plus your extra credit for those projects that qualified for it.

    What we covered today:

    1. Alcohols, ethers, and phenols

    Due this coming week:

    • Alkenes, alkanes, cycloalkenes - finish all the questions on the back of this lab and turn it in.   Make a clean copy of the chart and fill it in and you may bring it to the final to use.    At the bottom you can make a chart of what the positive and negative tests look like.
    • Alcohols, phenols, and ethers homework
    • Study list for final exam
    • I am offering extra credit if you research and finish the ketones and aldehydes homework I had you print a few weeks back.    Your last opportunity to turn it in is during the final exam.

    Possible Class Quiz next week:  (May NOT use notes or card AGAIN this week)

    • make every effort to attend the review session.

    Powerpoint from previous class:

    • none

    Videos (Required viewing)  

    •  None

    Reading   

    be very well prepared having read and understood all the details of your labs we are doing next week, the aldehydes and ketones, and the Alcohols, ethers, and phenols.

    Printing to be done before class :

    1. nothing new

    Coming next week

    1) Final Exam

     

    April 25, 2017

    May 2, 2017