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It's very important to realise that '''we may not go through everything in class'''. Handouts remains the best guide to what is examinable. A better guide: past papers.<br>
It's very important to realise that '''we may not go through everything in class'''. Handouts remains the best guide to what is examinable. A better guide: past papers.<br>
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'''Chem 1102''' notes are [http://groups.chem.usyd.edu.au/todd/Chem1102/ here] '''<-- Notes for 2013, Semester 1, coming on Saturday April 6th!!''' I will be lecturing Mon, Wed and Thur at 12. Initially I will post incomplete handouts which you can bring to lectures. I will post complete versions of these handouts after the lectures. It's important to realise that these handouts are your primary source for examinable material. ''We may not go through everything in class''. All examinable material is marked in the handouts.<br>
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'''Chem 1102 2013, Semester 1''' notes are [http://groups.chem.usyd.edu.au/todd/Chem1102/ here]. I will be lecturing Mon, Wed and Thur at 12. Initially I will post incomplete handouts which you can bring to lectures. I will post complete versions of these handouts after the lectures. It's important to realise that these handouts are your primary source for examinable material. ''We may not go through everything in class''. All examinable material is marked in the handouts.<br>
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'''Chem3111/3911 2013, Semester 1''' - Notes below.<br>
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Lecture 1 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL1 | Mat Todd's First 3x11 Lecture]]. Isomerism, conformational analysis, prochirality.<br>
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Lecture 2 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL2 | Mat Todd's Second 3x11 Lecture]]. Cycloalkanes, chairs, ring-flipping.<br>
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Lecture 3 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL3 | Mat Todd's Third 3x11 Lecture]]. Substituents on cyclohexanes, decalins, NMR spectra of these systems.<br>
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Lecture 4 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL4 | Mat Todd's Fourth 3x11 Lecture]]. Molecular orbitals, S<sub>N</sub>2, S<sub>N</sub>1, carbanion/radical intermediates.<br>
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Lecture 5 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL5 | Mat Todd's Fifth 3x11 Lecture]]. Neighbouring group participation.<br>
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Lecture 6 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL6 | Mat Todd's Sixth 3x11 Lecture]]. The S<sub>N</sub>2' mechanism.<br>
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Lecture 7 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL7 | Mat Todd's Seventh 3x11 Lecture]]. The opening of epoxides, the twist boat and trans diaxial substituents.<br>
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Lecture 8 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL8 | Mat Todd's Eighth 3x11 Lecture]]. The addition of bromine to double bonds.<br>
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Lecture 9 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL9 | Mat Todd's Ninth 3x11 Lecture]]. Addition of bromine to cyclic double bonds, and bromohydrin formation.<br>
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Lecture 10 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL10 | Mat Todd's Tenth 3x11 Lecture]]. Oxymercuration, hydroboration, dihydroxylation.<br>
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Lecture 11 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL11 | Mat Todd's Eleventh 3x11 Lecture]]. Eliminations.<br>
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Lecture 12 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL12 | Mat Todd's Twelfth 3x11 Lecture]]. Pericyclic reactions, and specifically electrocyclic reactions.<br>
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Lecture 13 - [[Todd:Chem3x11 ToddL13 | Mat Todd's Thirteenth 3x11 Lecture]]. Cycloadditions and sigmatropic rearrangements.<br>
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An [[Todd:Chem3x11 Example Answer | Example Worked Answer]] to Illustrate Allocation of Marks<br>
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So there are old-style PDF handouts, for reference, but you should use the wiki pages which have more detail/description. Best thing to do, if you're worried about the exam, is to do past papers. If you want to change the wiki pages, please do so, but you might want to just flag that with me first.
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Some sources/books:
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* [http://www.amazon.com/Organic-Chemistry-Jonathan-Clayden/dp/0198503466 Clayden]
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* [http://www.amazon.com/Stereoelectronic-Effects-Oxford-Chemistry-Primers/dp/0198558937 Kirby Stereoelectronic Effects]
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* [http://www.amazon.com/Stereochemistry-Basic-Concepts-In-Chemistry/dp/0471224774 RSC Stereochemistry Primer]
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* [http://www.amazon.com/Organic-Stereochemistry-Oxford-Chemistry-Primers/dp/0198792751 Oxford Primer on Stereochemistry]
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If you use Wikipedia, be aware it might be wrong. If it is, don't complain - fix it.
'''Hons/Grad Dip Coursework''' To be announced at the start of Semester 2, 2013.<br>
'''Hons/Grad Dip Coursework''' To be announced at the start of Semester 2, 2013.<br>

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Notes

It's very important to realise that we may not go through everything in class. Handouts remains the best guide to what is examinable. A better guide: past papers.

Chem 1102 2013, Semester 1 notes are here. I will be lecturing Mon, Wed and Thur at 12. Initially I will post incomplete handouts which you can bring to lectures. I will post complete versions of these handouts after the lectures. It's important to realise that these handouts are your primary source for examinable material. We may not go through everything in class. All examinable material is marked in the handouts.

Chem3111/3911 2013, Semester 1 - Notes below.

Lecture 1 - Mat Todd's First 3x11 Lecture. Isomerism, conformational analysis, prochirality.
Lecture 2 - Mat Todd's Second 3x11 Lecture. Cycloalkanes, chairs, ring-flipping.
Lecture 3 - Mat Todd's Third 3x11 Lecture. Substituents on cyclohexanes, decalins, NMR spectra of these systems.
Lecture 4 - Mat Todd's Fourth 3x11 Lecture. Molecular orbitals, SN2, SN1, carbanion/radical intermediates.
Lecture 5 - Mat Todd's Fifth 3x11 Lecture. Neighbouring group participation.
Lecture 6 - Mat Todd's Sixth 3x11 Lecture. The SN2' mechanism.
Lecture 7 - Mat Todd's Seventh 3x11 Lecture. The opening of epoxides, the twist boat and trans diaxial substituents.
Lecture 8 - Mat Todd's Eighth 3x11 Lecture. The addition of bromine to double bonds.
Lecture 9 - Mat Todd's Ninth 3x11 Lecture. Addition of bromine to cyclic double bonds, and bromohydrin formation.
Lecture 10 - Mat Todd's Tenth 3x11 Lecture. Oxymercuration, hydroboration, dihydroxylation.
Lecture 11 - Mat Todd's Eleventh 3x11 Lecture. Eliminations.
Lecture 12 - Mat Todd's Twelfth 3x11 Lecture. Pericyclic reactions, and specifically electrocyclic reactions.
Lecture 13 - Mat Todd's Thirteenth 3x11 Lecture. Cycloadditions and sigmatropic rearrangements.

An Example Worked Answer to Illustrate Allocation of Marks

So there are old-style PDF handouts, for reference, but you should use the wiki pages which have more detail/description. Best thing to do, if you're worried about the exam, is to do past papers. If you want to change the wiki pages, please do so, but you might want to just flag that with me first.

Some sources/books:

If you use Wikipedia, be aware it might be wrong. If it is, don't complain - fix it.

Hons/Grad Dip Coursework To be announced at the start of Semester 2, 2013.

How to Interact with Mat if you're a Sydney Chem Student

There are several ways to get in touch with me if you have a question about one of my courses, or you just want to sit back and talk about Organic Chemistry. My office is Room 517, Level 5 of the School of Chemistry. I have office hours during semester 10:30 to 11:30 on Wednesdays. Office hours are when I'm guaranteed to be available either in the office or online. It's very likely at other times I'll be busy (we do research when we're not teaching), so you can try to email me to set up an appointment. If you see me in the School, or generally around, just talk to me about science.

Online, you can send me a tweet, leave a message on Facebook or step up to Mat's new Google+ account (please post "publicly"). These tools are really good because everyone else can see what we're talking about. If none of these work, Blackboard is always an option, if you must. So: during office hours I will reply to questions in person in my office, or I will be online to answer questions in real time.

If you just want to zone out and watch some organic chemistry demos, check this out.

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