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Exam 2 Study guide for Organic Chemistry

by: Courtney Parks

Exam 2 Study guide for Organic Chemistry CHEM 341

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I have the main things needed to know for the exam along with practice problems to help.
Modern Organic Chemistry I
Claire, Filloux
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Organic Chemistry, Ochem, 341, Exam 2, Study Guide
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This 4 page Study Guide was uploaded by Courtney Parks on Monday March 7, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to CHEM 341 at Colorado State University taught by Claire, Filloux in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 104 views. For similar materials see Modern Organic Chemistry I in Chemistry at Colorado State University.


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Date Created: 03/07/16
Things to know for exam 2  Naming alkane o Parent chain/ring o Substituents  Methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl and so on  Isopropyl and tert-butyl  Draw all isomers given a molecular formula o C H6O12 6 o C H O 5 10 5  Know difference between and identify o Constitutional isomers  Same formula, different connectivity o Conformational isomers  Same formula, rotate around sigma bond o Identical molecules o Resonance forms o Enantiomers  Pair where all chiral centers change(R/S) o Diastereomers  Pair where at least one chiral center stays the same(R/S) o Chiral  No plane of symmetry  At least one chiral center o Chiral center  Atom attached to 4 different groups o Achiral  Has line of symmetry o Meso  Achiral molecule with identical chiral centers  Draw Newman and sawhorse projections and identify lowest min/max and highest min/max energy conformers o Identify gauche or anti o Identify eclipsed or staggered  Draw chair configurations of cyclohexane o Identify lowest and highest energy chair o Be able to flip the chair  Up stays up, down stays down  Axial goes to equatorial and vise versa  Rank cyclohexane conformers by relative energy  Assign R and S  Understand optical rotation and chirality o Achiral cannot be optically active o Chiral may or may not be optically active o Enantiomers have equal and opposite specific rotations o Diastereomer and constitutional isomers cannot be predicted  Alkenes o Know if stereogenic o Designate cis/trans or E/Z  Alkene reactions o Show mechanisms with curved arrows o Identify rate determining step (highest peak) o Understand carbocation stability  Hydride shift  Hyperconjugation o Predict major and minor products


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