14th December 2013

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27th August 2013

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welcome to chem 21B

The study of organic chemistry continues from Chemistry 21A with the nomenclature, properties, preparation, reactions and derivatives of carboxylic acids, amines, aldehydes and ketones. Principles of biochemistry are introduced. Descriptions of the structures and biochemical reactions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes and nucleic acids will be analyzed. Catabolic/anabolic pathways as well as the energy consumed or produced by the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins will be examined. The chemistry of photosynthesis will be studied.

syllabus & schedules

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Fall 2013 syllabus
Lecture/lab schedule

My schedule (with office hours)


Grades (final grades)

class notes

Guidelines for drawing Lewis structures
Functional classes
Structures and formulas
Carbon numbering and substituents
Figures for hybridization material
Intro and hydrocarbons practice problems (key)
Organic saftey lab
Hydrocarbons lab
Hydrocarbon isomers lab (key)
Chapter 11 end of chapter problems:
8, 10, 13-40 (even), 43-60 (even), 72, 74, 82
Chapter 12 end of chapter problems:
2-30 (even), 38, 40, 44-60 (even), 72, 74, 78, 86
More hydrocarbon reactions & geometric isomerism problems (key)
Alcohols, phenols, ethers and thiols
Alcohols, phenols, ethers and thiols practice problems (key)
Chapter 13 end of chapter problems:
4-30 (even), 33, 40, 42, 44, 48-54 (even), 58, 62-68 (even)
Aldehydes and ketones
Aldehydes and ketones practice problems (key)
Chapter 14 end of chapter problems:
2-10 (even), 16, 22, 24, 26, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 42, 50, 56, 58 60
Carboxylic acids and esters
Carboxylic acids and esters practice problems (key)
Midterm 1 key
Chapter 15 end of chapter problems:
2, 6-12 (even), 16, 18, 24-30 (even), 36, 38, 44-54 (even)
Amines and amides
Amines and amides practice problems (key)
Chapter 16 end of chapter problems:
2-20 (even), 24, 26, 30, 32, 46-56 (even), 64
Carbohydrates practice problems (key)
Quiz 1 key (blank quiz)
Midterm 2 key
Lipid figures
Lipids practice problems (key)
Amino acids
Amino acid pKa values (exams)
Proteins figures
Amino acids and proteins practice problems (key)
Reactions of glycolysis, gluconeogenesis and pyruvate fermentation
Enzymes and glycolysis practice problems (key)
Midterm 3 key
Oxidation of pyruvate, the TCA cycle and oxidative phosphorylation
Metabolism figures
TCA cycle and oxidative phosphorylation practice problems (key)
Triglyceride metabolism
Fatty acid metabolism practice problems (key)
Amino acid metabolism
Amino acid metabolism practice problems (key)
Nucleic acids figures

contacting me 

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