Chemistry 212 --- Things-To-Study

For the Final Learning Experience

You are expected to be familiar with the material described in chapters 15, 16 & 22 (Benzene, Aromaticity, Core and Sidechain Reactions), in chapters 17, 19 & 20 (AK, Acids and Derivatives), in chapters 18 and 23 (enolates), and in chapter 21 (amines). Topics on carbohydrates (chapter 24) also will be included in as much as they were covered in the lecture and with focus on structure. Heterocycles (chapter 25) and amino acids (chapter 26) will not be included. Aside from the material covered in the lecture, you should also be familiar with the associated problem assignments and GTQ worksheets. Textbook material that was omitted in lecture will not be pertinent to the test. Futhermore, the test will not require any details on mass spectrocopy and only the very basics of NMR and UV/Vis spectroscopy.

Specific Important Topics
This list is now (as of 11/23/96) more or less "complete" although it is not meant to be exclusive.

From chapters 15, 16 & 22 (Benzene and Derivatives):
Electrophilic aromatic substitution. (Will test for sure)
Nucleophilic aromatic substitution. (Will test for sure)
Know mechanisms and orientation effects for both kinds of reactions.

From chapters 17, 19 & 20 (A/Ks & Acids):
Oxidations and reductions.
Reactions with nucleophiles.
Wittig Reaction. (Will test for sure)

From chapters 18 and 23:
Halogenation and Alkyation of A/Ks.
Aldol reaction and its variations.
1,2- and 1,4-additions to alpha,beta-unsaturated carbonyls.
Michael reactions.
Claisen condensation and its variations including Dieckmann
Acetoacetic acid synthesis & malonic ester synthesis

From chapter 21:
Alkylation of amines.
Syntheses of primary, secondary, and tertiary amines.
Hofmann elimination. (Will test for sure)
Will not test the Mannich reaction.
Nitrosation of amines.
Carbenes: Preparation and Reactions. (Will test for sure)

From chapter 24:
Structure of acyclic and cyclic sugars (incl. Fischer & Haworth).
Anomers and Mutarotation. (Will test for sure)
Di- and polymerization of sugars.