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Title: Organic Chemistry II-Advice
Post by: rk2938 on December 19, 2013, 12:05:18 PM
I will be taking organic chemistry II next semester. Anyone has any good advice for me? I want to get ahead. The following topics will be covered.

Chapter 13
WS1 – Conjugated Molecules
Chapters 13-14
WS2 – The Diels-Alder Reaction
Chapters 14-15
WS3 – Aromaticity
Chapter 15
Special Topic G
WS4 – Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
Midterm exam 1 on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 8:45-10:15 pm.
Chapter 16
WS5 – Organometallics
Chapters 16-17
WS6 – Aldehydes and Ketones I
Chapters 17-18
WS7 – Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
Chapters 18-19
WS8 – Aldehydes and Ketones II (Enols and Enolates)
Midterm exam 2 on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 8:45-10:15 pm.
Chapter 19
WS9 – Conjugate Addition
Chapter 20
WS10 – Amines
Chapter 21
WS11 – Phenols and Aryl Halides
Chapter 22
WS12 – Carbohydrates
Title: Re: Organic Chemistry II-Advice
Post by: kriggy on December 19, 2013, 02:38:25 PM
Then study the topics before are covered in lectures.. Take good notes, learn mechanisms and dont try to memorize every reaction but rather try to understand why it is reacting that way and not another so you can predict the outcome when its similar reaction but with different reactants than those covered in lectures.
Title: Re: Organic Chemistry II-Advice
Post by: orgo814 on December 19, 2013, 10:24:24 PM
If you have a copy of your professor's syllabus, does he list any suggested problems? If so, start going through those.

In general though, you should be fine if you just keep up throughout the semester. In MY opinion, organic 2 was actually easier than organic 1 since once you have the hang of it, you're basically applying the same thing to different situations.