Chemistry Course Lecture Notes

 

Date

Topic

Reading

Jan 13

Purpose in Scientific Writing

ACS Style Guide Ch 2

Jan 15

Introduction, experimental

ACS Style Guide Ch 4

Jan 20

 Literature, ethics

ACS Syle Guide Chapters 1, 14

Jan 22

Results, discussion, abstract

ACS Style Guide Chapters 15-17

Jan 27

 Posters and communication

Example Poster

Optical Activity

 
Jan 29 Investigating mechanism; arrow pushing

Feb 3

MOFJenergy diagrams

Feb 5

 borderline mechanisms; kinetic/thermodynamic

Feb 10 Crossover experiments, isotopic labels

Feb 12

Kinetics

Feb 17

General and Specific acid catalysis

Feb 19

 LFER

LFER class handout

Feb 24 LFER

Feb 26

KIE

Mar 3

KIE and pericyclic reactions

Mar 5

Analyzing data in mechanistic experiments

Homework #8

Answers

Mar 10

Analyzing data in mechanistic experiments

 

Mar 12

Mechanism Exam

 

Mar 24

Write report

 

Mar 26

 Write report

 

Mar 31

Write report

 

Apr 2

Write report  

Apr 7

Write report  

Apr 9

Write report  

Apr 14

Write report  

Apr 16

Write report  

Apr 21

Write report  
Apr 23 Write report  
Apr 28 Lab notebook exam review  
Apr 30 Lab notebook exam review