Chem 221

Organic Chemistry I (2016)

Instructors한순규 (Sunkyu Han, CH221B, sunkyu.han@kaist.ac.kr), office hours: Th 16:00-17:30, Sat 10:30-12:00
Teaching Assistants: 김명조 (newton1225@kaist.ac.kr), 김기호 (kim1129@kaist.ac.kr)
Course Description: This course covers the structure and reactivity of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols, and aromatic species.
Textbook: “Organic Chemistry” 4th Ed. by Janice Gorzynski Smith
Class: TTh 10:30-12:00
Class Lecture Hall: E11 (Creative Learning Building) #311.
Practice Class
- Selected practice problems and concepts from the class will be discussed.
- Interactive Q&A sessions.
Class A (TA: Myungjo Kim): Wed 19:00-20:00. E11 #207 (students with an odd number student ID, non-native Korean speakers)
Class B (TA: Kiho Kim): Thr 19:00-20:00. E6-4 #3130 (students with an even number student ID)
Grading Policy
  • Exam 1: 20%
  • Exam 2: 25%
  • Exam 3: 20%
  • Exam 4: 25%
  • Attendance: 10%
         Total 100%

Exam Schedule
There will be no make-up exams! (Please adjust your schedule in advance)
  • Exam 1: April 2   (Sat) 10 am, E11 room# 311, Chapters 1.6, 2-7, 16.1-16.9.
  • Exam 2: April 21 (Thr) 10 am, E11 room# 311Chapters 1.6, 2-10, 16.1-16.9
  • Exam 3: May 17 (Tue) 10:30 am, E11 room# 311, cumulative with an emphasis on chapters 11,12,15.
  • Exam 4: June 16 (Thr) 10 am, E11 room# 311, cumulative with an emphasis on chapters 11,12,15-18.
Lecture Slides
Course Materials
Exams and practice exams
Course Schedule

Week

Date

Chapters

Contents

1

03/03

3

Introduction to Organic Molecules and Functional Groups

2

03/08,10

1.6, 16.1-9, 2

Resonances, Acids and Bases

3

03/15,17

4,5

Alkanes, Stereochemistry

4

03/22,24

6,7

Understanding Organic Reactions, Alkyl Halides and Nucleophilic Substitutions

5

03/29,31

04/02*

7,8

Alkyl Halides and Nucleophilic Substitutions, Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions, Exam 1*

6

04/05,07

9

Alcohols, Ethers, and Epoxides,

7

04/12,14

10

Alkenes

8

04/19, 21

11

Alkynes, Exam 2

9

04/28

12

Oxidation and Reduction

10

05/03

12

Oxidation and Reduction

11

05/10,12

15

Radical Reactions

12

05/17,19

16

Exam 3, Conjugation, Dienes, Diels-Alder Reaction

13

05/24

16

Conjugation, Dienes, Diels-Alder Reaction, 
No class on May 26  due to the prospective graduate students interviews.

14

05/31, 06/02

17

Benzene and Aromatic Compounds

15

06/07,09

18

Reaction of Aromatic Compounds

16

06/16

Exam 4