CHEM 2412 - Organic Chemistry II
Course Syllabus - Summer 2013

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Course Description:

    Number and Title:

CHEM 2412(CRN 54352)
Organic Chemistry II

    Credit Hours:

3.0 semester credit hours

    Course Description:

A continuation of Chemistry 2411 to include the study of the common classes of carbon compounds, including their physical and chemical properties, methods of preparation, and reactions utilizing modern theories of electronic structure and reaction mechanisms.

    Course Prerequisite:

CHEM 2411 and CHEM 2411L with a grade of C or better.

    Course Co-requisite:

Co-requisite: CHEM 2412L.

Note: Due to the co-requisite nature of CHEM 2412 and CHEM 2412L, students dropping one of the two courses must also drop the other.

Notebook Computer Requirement:

Each CCSU student is required to have ready access throughout the semester to a notebook computer that meets faculty-approved hardware and software requirements for the student's academic program. Students will sign a statement attesting to such access.  For further information on CSU's Official Notebook Computer Policy, please go to

Computer Skill Prerequisites:

In-class Use of Student Notebook Computers:

Student notebook computers will not be used in the classroom in this course. Computers will be required to access course materials and to communicate with your instructor.

Course Objectives:

Student Learning Outcomes:

         General education outcomes:

Instructor Information:

Dr. Susan F. Hornbuckle
Phone: (678) 466-4780
Office: NBS164

Office hours: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  T and Th NBS164 or 183
  10:15 PM - 1:05 PM
(by appointment*)
T and Th NBS183 or164
  1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
T and Th NBS164 or 183

        *You may email or talk to me in person to make an appointment during these times.

Class Meetings:

Days Times Room
T,Th 3:30 PM - 5:35 PM LAB 107

Textbook Information:


Copyright 2010
Edition 7
ISBN 0-321-59231-X

Text Coverage:

Chapters 8 - 11, 16 - 21


Your evaluation in CHEM 2412 will be based upon the following components:  

component points
Classroom Assessments (3) @ 100 points


Comprehensive Final Exam





The grade you receive in Chemistry 2412 will be based upon the following distribution:

letter grade percentage range

90% or greater


80% - 89%


70% - 79%


60% - 69%


< 60%

Mid-term Progress Report

The mid-term grade in this course, which will be issued on June 17, reflects approximately 30% of the entire course grade.  Based on this grade, students may choose to withdraw from the course and receive a grade of "W."  Students pursuing this option must fill out an official withdrawal form, available in the Office of the Registrar, or withdraw on-line using the Swan by mid-term, which occurs on June 21.  Instructions for withdrawing are provided at this link.

The last day to withdraw without academic accountability is Friday, June 21, 2013.

Tentative Course Schedule*:


Organic Chemistry (Wade) Lecture Topic

May 21 - May 28
Chapter 8 Reactions of Alkenes
May 30 - June 4 Chapter 9 Alkynes
June 6th Assessment I**

June 6 - 13
Chapter 10 Structure and Synthesis of Alcohols

June 18 - 20
Chapter 11
Chapter 14
Reactions of Alcohols 
Ether Nomenclature and Reactions

June 25 - 28
Chapter 16
Chapter 17

Aromatic Compounds
Reactions of Aromatic Compounds

July 2nd Assessment II**
Chapter 17 continued
July 4th No class - notice that we meet on Friday June 28th
 July 9 - 11 Chapter 18 Ketone and Aldehydes

July 16 - 18
Chapters 19, 20, 21 Selected Topics: Amines, Carboxylic Acids, Carboxylate Derivatives
July 23th Assessment III**

July 25th
Final Exam

 *The instructor reserves the right to alter the course schedule at any time during the semester.

**Assessments will be announced in class as least one week before each assessment.

Course Policies:


This course demands and expects approximately two hours of work per night. Reading assignments are tentatively made on this syllabus. The student is expected to complete all chapter problems upon completion of each topic in class. However, these will not be collected or graded. Completion of homework is your responsibility. Supplementary problems will also be assigned.


Class roll will be taken, however, attendance is not required except for classroom assessments. You are responsible for all attendance requirements for external programs (i.e. financial aid). It is your responsibility to sign the roll sheet at every class meeting you attend. This roll sheet is the instructor's official record. You will be held responsible for all announcements and material covered in lecture in addition to text, references, hand-outs and study guides.  Note: Lectures will contain valuable explanations of content and thought processes which are difficult for most students to extract from the text book on their own. Therefore, regular attendance is strongly encouraged.

Academic Irregularity:

Cheating in any form will not be tolerated. Consequences may include a zero grade on the assessment instrument, or possible action by the College Judicial Board of Review.


There will be three classroom assessments and one 2-hour final (comprehensive). The assessments will be announced approximately one week in advance whenever possible and attendance is mandatory.  If a student has an excused absence on an exam day, the student's final exam percentage score will be used in place of the missed exam score.  No make-up exams will be given.

Grades will not be communicated via email or telephone.  Exams will be handed back in the next lecture period after an exam.  If absent, a student must come by during office hours to retrieve their exam.  Final exam papers may be viewed the following semester during office hours.

Disruption of the Learning Environment:

Behavior which disrupts the teaching–learning process during class activities will not tolerated.  While a variety of behaviors can be disruptive in a classroom setting, more serious examples include belligerent, abusive, profane, and/or threatening behavior.  A student who fails to respond to reasonable faculty direction regarding classroom behavior and/or behavior while participating in classroom activities may be dismissed from class.  A student who is dismissed is entitled to due process and will be afforded such rights as soon as possible following dismissal.  If found in violation, a student may be administratively withdrawn and may receive a grade of WF. A more detailed description of examples of disruptive behavior and appeal procedures is provided at:

Other Class Policies:

"Students must abide by policies in the Clayton State University Student Handbook, and the Basic Undergraduate Student Responsibilities."

Last update: June 18, 2011