Organic Chemistry
Course Number 3660

Teacher: Mr. Ian MacDonald

Updated on May 31st, 2013

Month

 

Content

Learning Activities

Assessment

January

 Hydrocarbons:

            Alkanes

homologous series , CnH2n+2

straight and branched chain

physical and chemical properties

IUPAC nomenclature

 - # of C atoms (alkyl group names)                          - Prefix  ----  Stem(Parent)  ---- suffix

 substituents       # of C     Functional Group

Molecular vs  Structural vs Condensed Structural formulae vs Line

Isomerism

            Structural

            Geometric (cis + trans)

            Stereoisomerism

  Worksheets

  Model kit work

 Worksheets

 Quiz

February

Alkenes + alkynes

unsaturated     vs         saturated

IUPAC nomenclature

physical and chemical properties

Hydrocarbon Rings

            Aliphatic

            Cyclic

            Aromatic (Arenes)

 Worksheets

 Model kit work

 Worksheets

March

- names of simple mono-substituted rings

- ortho, meta and para disubstituted rings

Hydrocarbons from the Earth

            Natural Gas

            Petroleum

              - “Cracking” and “Reforming”

            Coal

Hybridization

Alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and in benzene

sp3, sp2 and sp.  Bond angles and Shapes of molecules.

Resonance and delocalization in benzene

Functional Groups            

Naming common functional groups

alkyl groups – iso, sec and tert

Mechanisms

Alkanessubstitution reactions including free radical mechanism

Alkenes electrophilic addition reactions

Benzeneelectrophilic substitution

 Worksheets

 Model kit work

 Student presentations

 Worksheets 

 Student presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Test on 1st Quarter

April

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

- Prefix  ----  Stem(Parent)  ---- suffix

 substituents       # of C     Functional Group

Molecular vs  Structural vs Condensed Structural formulae vs Line

physical and chemical properties

-          redox, esterification

 worksheets 

 Student presentations

 LAB: oxidation of alcohols

 LAB: DUI

 LAB: Esters

 worksheets 

 Student presentations

May-June

 Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids

Structural formula,

physical properties

IUPAC nomenclature

Chemical properties:

            oxidation(reduction)

            nucleophilic addition

Tests to distinguish aldehydes from ketones

Polymerization –

addition          free radical chain reaction

condensation

The Greenhouse Effect

 Worksheets

 LAB: aldehydes and ketones

 LAB: Carboxylic acids

 Videos

 worksheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test on 2nd quarter