This class uses "gapped" lecture notes. The idea is that the tedious part of the note-taking is done for you, so that you spend less time writing in lecture, and more time listening and learning. The gaps represent those parts of the material that I think need to be emphasized, or that you need to learn how to to write and/or draw yourself. The gaps also help to keep you awake at 7:30 AM!

After we have finished each section of the notes in class, I will post my completed version so that you can make sure that you have no gaps or mistakes.

You must buy the "gapped" versions of the notes for this semester from the bookstore, the notes from previous semester will not work since I tend to change them, at least a bit, every semester.

On each midterm and final exam there will be one 5 pt. extra credit question that is taken from one of the "Real Life" links associated with each section of the notes.

Section Completed Notes "Real Life 1" "Real Life 2"
  Notes Cover Pages    
1 Bonding and Structure I : Organic Molecular Structure Organic in My Real Life Antibonding Orbitals
2 Bonding and Structure : Organic Molecular Structure Organic in My Real Life Antibonding Orbitals
3 Resonance : Delocalized Electrons Quantum Mechanics Resonance a Protein Structure
4 Alkanes : 3d Structures Burning Rings
5 Organic Spectroscopy I : Molecular Structure Determination NMR and Medicine Mass Spectrometry at the Airport
6 Organic Spectroscopy II : Molecular Structure Determination NMR and Medicine Mass Spectrometry at the Airport
7 Organic Reactions : How and Why Reactions "Go" Fastest Reactions Acids and Bases
8 Alkenes : Introduction to Electrophilic Addition Unsaturated Fats Synthesis
9 Radical Reactions : Not Lewis acid/base reactions Radicals and Health Polymers
10 Chirality : Molecular "Handedness" Hormones Thalidomide
11 Halides : Substitution and Elimination Ozone Layer Substitution and Energy