CLC Chemistry Resources

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Chemistry 103

Tony’s Help Sheets – Chemistry 103

Intro to Chemistry Concepts
Help Sheet #1
Terms, SI units, Unit Conversions, Sig Figs, Density, Periodic Table
Flashcards #1
SI Units
Confirm which SI units you are expected to know in your course; print 2-sided with Adobe Reader for proper alignment
Practice Sheet #1
SI Units
Conversions with SI Units
Flashcards #2
Element Names and Symbols
first 36 elements plus a few other common ones; print 2-sided with Adobe Reader for proper alignment
Practice Sheet #2
Element Names and Symbols
Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
Help Sheet #2
Atomic Structure
Atomic Structure, Isotopes, Average Atomic Mass, Mass Spectroscopy, Ionic versus Molecular compounds, Naming/Writing Formulas, Polyatomic Ions, Coulomb’s Law
Update (9/14/21): Corrected: Answer to Question #25
Flashcards #3
Polyatomic Ions Formulas/Names
Confirm which polyatomic ions you are expected to know in your course;
print 2-sided from Adobe Reader for proper alignment
Practice Sheet #3
Monoatomic and Polyatomic Ions
Practice Sheet #4
Naming Compounds, Writing Formulas
Chemical Reactions
Help Sheet #3
Balancing Rxns, Types of Rxns, Writing Rxns (molecular, complete ionic, net ionic rxns); Electrolytes; Solubility Rules; Redox: Assigning oxidation numbers; What’s oxidized, reduced, oxidizing agent, reducing agent; Metal activity series
More to come . . .

Chemistry 104

Tony’s Help Sheets – Chemistry 104

Chem 103 Review
Help Sheet #1
Chem 103 Review
Electronegativity, Lewis Dot Structures, Bond Polarity, VSEPR, Hybridization, Hybrid Orbitals used in a Bond, Intermolecular Forces, Higher Boiling Point, Solubility
Organic Chemistry
Help Sheet #2
Organic (Part I)

Drawing and Naming Molecules, Functional Groups (Part I)
Practice Sheet #1
ID Functional Groups; Naming Molecules

Organic: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cyclic, aromatic
Help Sheet #3
Organic (Part II)

Isomers: Constitutional (also called structural); Stereoisomers: Geometric, Optical
Practice Sheet #2
Help Sheet #4
Organic (Part III)

Functional Groups (Part II); drawing and naming
Practice Sheet #3
ID Functional Groups; Naming Molecules

Organic: alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amides, amines
Flashcards #1 – ID Functional Groups
Identifying Functional Groups
Print 2-sided with Adobe Reader for proper alignment
More to come . . .

Chemistry 109

Tony’s Help Sheets – Chemistry 109

Review Material
Review (Part I): Help Sheet #1
Terms, Sig Figs, D, SI units, Unit Conversions, Periodic Table
Review (Part II): Help Sheet #2
Atomic Structure
Atomic Structure, Isotopes, Avg Atomic Mass, Naming/Writing Formulas, Polyatomic Ions
Review (Part III): Help Sheet #3
Stoichiometry (Part I)
Mole calculations, Molar Mass, Mass Percent, Empirical and Molecular Formulas, Finding M
Review (Part IV): Help Sheet #4
Balancing Reactions, Electrolytes, Types of Reactions, Writing Reactions (molecular, complete ionic, net ionic), Solubility Rules, Redox: Assigning oxidation numbers; what’s oxidized, reduced, oxidizing agent, reducing agent
Review (Part V): Help Sheet #5
Stoichiometry (Part II)
Stoichiometry, Limiting Reagents, Percent Yield, Empirical Formulas from combustion
Review (Part VI): Help Sheet #6
Stoichiometry (Part III)
Molarity Calculations, Dilution, Solution Stoichiometry
Light, Electronic Structure, and Periodic Table Trends
Help Sheet #7
Light and Electronic Structure
Electromagnetic Spectrum, Interference, Light Equations, Photoelectric Effect, Quantized System and Bohr Model, Electron Equations/Transitions, de Broglie equation
Help Sheet #8
Quantum and Electron Configuration
Quantum, Wavefunctions, and Plots; Quantum Numbers, Nodes, Orbitals Shapes, Electron Configurations: Shorthand Notation, Orbital Energy Diagram, Charged Elements, Hund’s Rule, Charged Transition Metals, Unpaired Electrons
Help Sheet #9
Periodic Table Trends
Effective Nuclear Charge, Shielding, Periodic Table Trends: Atomic Radii, Ionization Energy, Electron Affinity, Ionic Radii; Coulomb’s Law
Chemical Bonding
Help Sheet #10
Chemical Bonding (Part I)
Molecular Orbital (MO) Theory: MO Shapes; Bond order; MO e Configuration; Molecular stability
Help Sheet #11
Chemical Bonding (Part II)
Lewis dot structures, Resonance, Bond order, Bond enthalpies, Formal charge
Help Sheet #12
Organic (Part I)

Functional Groups (Part I), Drawing molecules, Addition reactions (if covered), Naming molecules, Geometric isomers (if covered)
More to come . . .

Chemistry 343

José’s Chemistry 343 Resources

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#1: Lewis Structures (answers) #2: Resonance Structures (answers) #3: Electron Pushing Arrows in O-Chem
#4: Alkane Nomenclature (answers) #5: Lewis Acids and Bases (answers) #6: Acid Base Practice Problems (answers)
Reactions of Alkenes-Flashcard Format
#1: Overview: Alkene Addition Reactions #2: Hydrogenation #3: Halogenation
#4: Hydration of Alkenes; Synthesis of Alcohols #5: Halohydrin Synthesis #6: Haloether Synthesis
#7: Oxymercuration-Reduction #8: Alkoxymercuration-Reduction #9: Hydroboration-oxidation
#10: Ozonolysis #11: Addition of HBr in the Presence of Peroxides #12: 1,2-Diol Formation #1
#13: 1,2-Diol Formation #2 #14: Alkene Isomerization
Addition Reactions to Alkenes Practice
Practice #1: Addition Reactions to Alkenes (answers)
Practice #2: Addition Reactions to Alkenes (answers)
Practice on Stereoisomers
#3: Practice: Stereoisomers (answers)
Practice on Cyclohexanes
#4: Practice: Cyclohexanes (answers)
Substitution (SN1 and SN2) and Elimination (E1 and E2) Reactions
Trends in Alkyl Substitution and Elimination Reactions
Practice #5: SN1, SN2 (answers)
Practice #6: Practice Questions (Mainly multiple-choice questions) (answers)
Practice #7: Practice Problems on Synthesis (answers)
Carbenes and Carbenoids-Flashcard Format
#1: Carbene and Carbenoid Reactivity
Halogenation of Alkanes-Flashcard Format
#1: Halogenation of Alkanes
Organometallics-Flashcard Format
#1: Organometallic Compounds
Alcohol Reactions-Flashcard Format
#1: Alkyl Chlorides from 1o and 2o Alcohols #2: Alkyl Bromides from 1o and 2o Alcohols #3: Alkyl Halides from 3o Alcohols
#4: Sulfonate Ester Preparation #5: Ethers from Alcohols Using Sulfonates #6: Oxidation of 1o Alcohols to Aldehydes
#7: Oxidation of 1o Alcohols to Carboxylic Acids #8: Oxidation of 2o Alcohols to Ketones #9: Rxn of 1o Alcohols with Hydrogen Halides
#10: Rxn of 2o Alcohols with Hydrogen Halides #11: Rxn of 3o Alcohols with Hydrogen Halides #12: Acid Catalyzed Dehydration of an Alcohol
Reactions of Ethers-Flashcard Format
#1: Ethers from 1o Alcohols #2: Ethers from 3o Alcohols #3: Williamson Ether Synthesis
#4: Ethers from Alkenes; Alkoxymercuration-Reduction of Alkenes #5: Rxn of Ethers with HX (1 equivalent) #6: Rxn of Ethers with Excess HX
Reactions of Epoxides-Flashcard Format
#1: Synthesis of Epoxides Using Peroxides #2: Synthesis of Epoxides Using Halohydrins #3: Acid Catalyzed Nucleophilic Reaction of an Epoxide
#4: Base-Catalyzed Nucleophilic Reaction of an Epoxide #5: Reactions of Epoxide With Organometallics
Practice on Epoxides
Practice #8: Practice Problems on Epoxide Reactivity (answers)
Synthesis and Reactions of Alkynes-Flashcard Format
#1: Synthesis of Alkynes #2: Hydrogenation of Alkynes #3: Partial Hydrogenation of Alkynes-I
#4: Partial Hydrogenation of Alkynes-II #5: Addition of 1 equivalent of HX to Alkynes #6: Addition of Excess HX to Alkynes
#7: Addition of HX in the Presence of Peroxides #8: Hydration of Alkynes #9: Hydroboration-Oxidation of Terminal Alkynes
#10: Hydroboration-Oxidation of Internal Alkynes
Alkyne Practice
Practice #9: Alkyne Reactions (answers)
Practice #10: Synthesis Practice (answers)
Dienes-Flashcard Format
#1: Electrophilic Addition to 1,3-Conjugated Dienes
Diels-Alder-Flashcard Format
#1: Diels-Alder Reaction
Diels-Alder Practice
Practice #11: Practice on the Diels-Alder Reaction (answers)

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Chemistry 345

José’s Chemistry 345 Resources

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#1: 1H NMR Spectroscopy Worksheet (answers) #2: Strategies for Solving Problems using 1H NMR, IR
IR Spectroscopy
#1: Practice Problems Ion IR Spectroscopy
#2: More Practice Problems on IR Spectroscopy
Electron Pushing Arrows
#1: Electron Pushing Arrows in O-Chem
Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) – Flashcard Format
#1: EAS Nitration #2: EAS Bromination #3: EAS Chlorination
#4: EAS Sulfonation #5: EAS Friedel-Crafts Alkylation #6: EAS Friedel-Crafts Acylation
Practice #1: EAS Reactions (answers)
Benzylic and Allylic Reactions – Flashcard Format
#1: Allylic Bromination #2: Benzylic Bromination #3: Synthesis of Allylic Grignard Reagents</A
#4: Substitution Reactions #5: Elimination Reactions #6: Oxidation Reaction of Allylic and Benzylic Alcohols
Oxidation of Alkylbenzenes – Flashcard Format
#1: Oxidation of Alkylbenzene Compounds
Elimination Reactions of Vinyl Halides – Flashcard Format
#1: Alkyne Synthesis
Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution – Flashcard Format
#1: Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution
Reactions of Phenols – Flashcard Format
#1: Phenol Reactivity Toward Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) #2: Reaction of Aryl Alkyl Halides with HX #3: Oxidation of Phenols
#4: Williamson Ether Synthesis
Reactions Involving Transition Metal Complexes – Flashcard Format
#1: The Heck Reaction #2: Suzuki Coupling Reaction #3: Alkene Metathesis Reaction
Aldehyde and Ketone Reactivity – Flashcard Format
#1: Aldehyde and Ketone Reduction #2: Cyanohydrin Synthesis #3: Reaction With Grignard Reagents
#4: Reaction With Acetylide Reagents #5: Acetals #6: The Base Catalyzed Formation of a Hemiacetal
#7: The Wolff-Kishner Reduction #8: The Clemmensen Reduction #9: Reaction With Primary Amines
#10: Reaction With Secondary Amines #11: The Wittig Reaction #12: The Baeyer-Villiger Reaction
#13: The Beckmann Rearrangement Reaction
Practice #2: Problems on Acetals and Synthesis (answers)
Reactivity of Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives – Flashcard Format
#1: Synthesis of Carboxylic Acids #2: Synthesis of Esters From Carboxylates #3: Methyl Esters by the Use of Diazomethane
#4: Fischer Esterification #5: Acid Chlorides from Carboxylic Acids #6: Transesterification
#7: Reduction of Carboxylic Acids to 1o-alcohols #8: Synthesis of Acid Anhydrides #9: Synthesis of Sulfonyl Chlorides
#10: Decarboxylation of β-Dicarboxylic Acids #11: Base Catalyzed Hydrolysis of an Amide #12: Acid Catalyzed Hydrolysis of an Amide
#13: Reaction of Esters With Grignard Reagents #14: Reaction of an Acid Chloride with a Lithium Dialkylcuprate #15: Reaction of Esters With Amines to Form Amides
#16: Hydrolysis of Acid Chlorides #17: Hydrolysis of Acid Anhydrides
#19: Base Catalyzed Lactone Hydrolysis #20: Base Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Nitriles #21: Acid Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Nitriles
#22: Acid Chloride Reactions #23: Acid Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Lactones #24: Acid Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Esters
#25: Reduction of Derivatives of Carboxylic Acid #26: Reduction of Acid Chlorides to Aldehydes #27: The Strecker Synthesis
#28: Reaction of Nitriles With Grignard Reagents
Practice #3: Problems on Carboxylic Acids and Synthesis (answers)
Reactivity of Enols, Enolate Ions and α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds – Flashcard Format
#1: Formation of Enols Under Acidic Conditions #2: Formation of Enolate Ions Under Basic Conditions #3: The α-Halogenation of Carbonyl Compounds
#4: The Haloform Reaction #5: The Aldol Reaction Under Acidic Conditions #6: The Aldol Reaction Under Basic Conditions
#7: Halogenation of Carboxylic Acids 8: α, β-Conjugate Addition Reaction (Michael Addition) #9: 1,2 vs 1,4 Addition Reactions to α, β-Conjugate Carbonyl Compounds
#10: Claisen Condensation and Other Similar Reactions #11: The Robinson Annulation Reaction
Reactivity of Amine Compounds – Flashcard Format
#1: Direct Alkylation of Amines #2: Reactions of Amines: Acylation #3: Primary Amine Derivatives of Aldehydes and Ketones
#4: Secondary Amine Derivatives of Aldehydes and Ketones #5: Reactions of Amines: Reductive Amination (Borch Reaction) #6: Synthesis of Primary Amines (Gabriel Synthesis)
#7: Synthesis of Arylamines #8: Quaternization of Amines #9: Hofmann Elimination
#10: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) of Arylamines #11: Aromatic Substitution With Diazonium Salts #12: Reactions of Amines: Diazonium Salts
#13: Buchwald-Hartwig Amination #14: Curtius Rearrangement #15: Hofmann Rearrangement
#16: The Sandmeyer Reaction #17: The Mannich Reaction

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