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by: Carmela Kilback


Carmela Kilback
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Forrest Michael

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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Carmela Kilback on Wednesday September 9, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to CHEM 237 at University of Washington taught by Forrest Michael in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 39 views. For similar materials see /class/192550/chem-237-university-of-washington in Chemistry at University of Washington.




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Date Created: 09/09/15
Chem 237 7 Things to know Note I do not claim that this is an exhaustive list of what you should study This is a brief synopsis of what I consider to be most important This does not absolve you from knowing everything that was covered in class or in the book Things you should know How to draw Lewis structures How to draw resonance structures and estimate their relative importance and construct a resonance hybrid How to recognize and draw hybridization The forces between molecules and their relative importance How to rank molecules in order of polarity solubility and boiling points Functional groups and their names De nitions of acids and bases Lewis and Bronsted How to rank molecules and parts of molecules in order of acidity and basicity How to calculate Keq and AG from pKa s and viceversa Naming of alkanes alkenes alkynes alcohols and cyclic compounds The preferred conformations of 36membered rings The preferred conformations of acyclic alkanes and substituted alkanes Staggered eclipsed gaucheantisyn and their relative stabilities How to recognize stereochemistry and name it EZ IVS How to determine if a compound is chiral or achiral Whether compounds are enantiomers diastereomers or identical How to calculate optical rotations and enantiomeric excess and what they mean For each reaction we have studied you should know The mechanism unless I ve told you it is too complicated or unknown The regiochemical consequences ie Markovnikov s or Zaitsev s rules The stereochemical consequences ie syn or anti retention or inversion or both The reagents you need solvents are not necessary Given the starting material how to predict the products of the reaction Given the products how to predict the starting material required If more than one type of reactivity is possible SNl SN2 El E2 which will take place and how you can control that How to design a multistep synthesis For any functional group what are the reactions you could use to make it For any functional group what reagents will react with that functional group


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