ESSP 311
Dr.R. Rinehart 

EXAM 3  Description
READ THIS GENERAL STATEMENT CAREFULLY:
           
Your mission in this course is to obtain for yourself a useful working knowledge and understanding, at an appropriate level, of organic chemistry, as outlined in the handouts and subsequently elaborated in class. The resources available to you include: the text, lectures and class handouts posted on this site, laboratory exercises, references in print and on the internet, consultation with the instructor outside of class, tutors, study groups, and whatever other legitimate means are necessary. There is no easy path to success. Put the work in. It is particularly important to pay attention to the following:   chapter  summary,  key terms and concepts, and the assigned problems.  You will not be able to demonstrate adequate mastery of the material unless you understand the principles involved! Similarly, you will find it pointless to memorize key terms without knowing what they mean and how they can be applied.
 “Right, sure, yeah, yeah, yeah – just tell us what’s going to be on the test, doc.”

What
?  Questions designed to show if you have learned to use these principles and their associated language.
How
? Generally by means of objective questions in a variety of formats: fill-ins, short answers, matching, multiple choice, true-false, listing, categorizing, prioritizing, and problem-solving are all possibilities. Naming compounds, drawing structures and/or diagrams, writing (and sometimes balancing) equations, and making rational deductions are all highly probable possibilities.

With that in mind, a brief description of what you can expect follows:

Q #

Points

Subjects from Ch 7, 8, 13 covered [in my own inimitable range of styles]

1

20

vocabulary: I define, you supply the term

2

30

pairs of structures are presented in Fisher, Newman, wedge/dash, and sawhorse projections
State the relationship between the members of each pair

3

12

Identify a particular molecule as (R) or (S)

4

65

Reactions: Classify as SN1, SN2, E1, E2 and draw the structures of the products

5

20

predict [draw] what the IR and 1H-NMR spectra of a given compound will look like

6

25

Given: molecular formula, IR, and 1H-NMR, deduce structure of the compound

7

25

Given: molecular formula, IR, and 1H-NMR, deduce structure of the compound