© 2000 Rainer Glaser. All rights reserved.
The University of Missouri at Columbia
Chemistry 210 - Organic Chemistry I - FS00

Recommended Problems

Always work the in-chapter problems at the time you learn the material. Work these problems with the book open. Working these problems serves to enhance your reading-comprehension of the chapter.

Try to solve the "study problems" without going back to the respective pages in the book! If you cannot solve the problem in this way, then go back to reading the respective chapter. Then try the problem again. ... Do not solve the problems with the solution manual open! The solution manual merely should provide a check as to whether your answers are correct.

We will get into acidities and basicities as we study functional group chemistry.

Uebung macht den Meister!

Skip 2.24, we will talk about ring strain later.
2.25-28 are important problems.
Skip 2.30, we will deal with conformations of cyclic systems later.
Skip 2.32-33, we will learn cis/trans isomers later.
2.34-36 are good ones!
2.37-39 to exercise H-bonding
and that will be all.

Der Morgen ist die schoenste und schicklichste Zeit zur Arbeit, weil wir dann verjuengt, biegsamer, kraeftiger, von groesster natuerlicher Reizsamkeit sind, kurz, mehr jugendliche Wesensart aufweisen.

3.40 is about intermolecular interactions
3.41 Skip this one! Know the propyls & butyls, and that will do.
3.42-45 deal with cyclohexanes (Wednesday lecture).
3.46 Skip this one!

Was Du heute kannst besorgen, das verschiebe nicht auf morgen!

In general, we are focusing on radicals in chapter 4. Wade talks quite a bit about carbenium ions as well; we will discuss carbenium ions in detail in chapter 6 and not now.
4.32 with clear focus on radicals.
4.33-35 to exercise potential energy diagrams.
4.36 will be dealt with in chapter 6.
4.37 is something you should know already (chapter 3).
4.38 & 4.39 to learn about homolytic bond dissociation energies.
4.40-44 to review the mechanism of alkane chlorination and selectivity.
4.45&46 to review the formation of mixtures.
4.47-51 skip these.
4.52 is a good one. Take a good look at this problem!

Wenn Du es eilig hast, gehe langsam!

5.27-28 feel free to use models to decide about symmetry elements
5.29-31 to exercise Fischer projections
5.32 just decide whether the structures are chiral or not
5.33-34 and 5.36 to exercise the calculation of optical rotations
Skip 5.35 and 5.37-5.39

Morgen, morgen nur nicht heute, sagen alle faulen Leute.

6.49-51 Terms and nomenclature
6.52-54 on SN reactions
Skip 6.55
6.56-58 on kinetics of SN reactions
6.59-62 on carbocations and rearrangements
6.63-64 on SN reactions and stereochemistry
Skip 6.68 and 6.69
6.65-67 and 6.70-71 on Eliminations
That is it for now. I might add a few more on 10/15.

Ohne Schweiss, kein Preis

7.19-22 Terms and nomenclature
7.23-24 Skip.
7.25-26 More nomenclature and properties
7.27-28 Sayzeff rules!
7.29-30 Synthesis!
7.31 Retrosynthesis!
7.33-34 More synthesis!
7.35-40 Skip them all.
7.41 This was dealt with in lecture.
7.42-44 Skip them all.

Wo ein Wille ist, ist auch ein Weg.

8.43 Terms and nomenclature
8.44-47 Synthesis
8.48-51 Skip these for now. Polymers will be dealt with in Chem 212!
8.52-54 Mechanism.
8.55-56 More Synthesis
8.57-61 Skip them all!
8.62 This is a nice one
8.63 This is a good one
8.64-8.69 Skip them all!

Wer den Kern essen will, muss die Nuss knacken.

9.26-29 Terms and nomenclature
9.30-31 Skip these
9.32 Stereochemistry of hydrogenation
9.33-34 Synthesis
9.35 Synthesis, Route Map
9.36 Synthesis
9.37 Synthesis, Retrosynthesis
9.38-39 Ozonolysis

Der Misserfolg ist die Mutter des Erfolgs. (German)
Shippai ha Seikou no Haha. (Japanese)

10.30-33 Terms and nomenclature
10.34-36 and 10.42 Properties and H-bonding
10.37-41 Reactions and Synthesis.

Voller Bauch studiert nicht gern!

11.38 Terms and nomenclature
11.39-45 Reactions and Synthesis
11.46 Mechanism
11.47 Retrosynthesis
11.48 Reactions
11.49 Test Reactions

Es ist noch kein Meister vom Himmel gefallen!

13.33 Signal integration
13.34 Splitting pattern
13.35 Chemical shift prediction
13.36+38 Spectrum interpretation
13.39 Spectrum prediction
13.40 Comparative analysis
13.41-42 Carbon spectra

Erst die Arbeit, dann das Vergnuegen.