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Organic Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry

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Organic Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry

Suzanne M. Ruder, The POGIL Project

ISBN: 978-1-119-31349-6 May 2016 320 Pages

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Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a method of instruction where each student takes an active role in the classroom. The activities contained in this collection are specially designed guided inquiry activities intended for the student to complete during class while working with a small group of peers. Each activity introduces essential organic chemistry content in a model that contains examples, experimental data, reactions, or other important information. Each activity is followed by a series of questions designed to lead the student through the thought processes that will result in the comprehension of critical organic chemistry concepts. At the end of each activity are additional questions, which will generally be completed outside of class time and are more similar to questions that might appear on exams. Before each class, students should ensure that they are familiar with the prior knowledge that is listed at the beginning of every activity.

These POGIL Organic Chemistry activities were written to cover most of the important concepts for a two semester organic chemistry sequence. The activities are grouped into organic 1 and organic 2, although that might vary from class to class depending on what concepts are covered in each semester.

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Organic Chemistry 1

Drawing Organic Structures
2 Resonance Structures
3A Acids and Bases: Part A. Acid/Base and pKa values
3B Acids and Bases: Part B. Predicting Acid/Base Strength Without pKa Values
4 Nomenclature of Alkanes
5A Conformations of Alkanes: Part A. Acyclic Compounds
5B Conformations of Alkanes: Part B. Cyclohexane Compounds
6A Reactive Intermediates and Organic Reactions
6B Radical Halogenation Reactions
7 Stereochemistry
8 Fischer Projections (includes diastereomer, meso etc)
9A Substitution, Nucleophilic Bimolecular, SN2
9B Substitution, Nucleophilic Unimolecular, SN1
10A Elimination
10B Stereochemistry of E2 Elimination
11A Electrophilic Addition: Part A. Addition of HX
11B Electrophilic Addition: Part B. Addition of Oxygen
11C Electrophilic Addition: Part C. Additions Involving Cyclic Intermediates or Products
12 Electrophilic Addition to Alkynes
13 Organic Synthesis
14 Organometallic Reagents

Organic Chemistry 2

15 Oxidation and Reduction
16A Alcohols: Versatile Reagents: Part A. Alcohols as acids, bases, nucleophiles and electrophiles.
16B Alcohols: Versatile Reagents: Part B. Reactions of alcohols as Nucleophiles and Electrophiles.
16C Reactions of Diols
17 Reactions of Ethers and Epoxides
18 Diels Alder Reaction
19 Aromaticity
20A Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution: Part A. Reactions
20B Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution: Part B. Substituent Effects
21 Reactions of Carbonyls: Aldehydes and Ketones
22 Carboxylic Acids
23A Acidity at the a-carbon of Carbonyls
23B Aldol Condensations
23C Additional Reactions of Enolates
24 Reactions of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
25 Amines