ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (CH 203 L and CH 203 D) COURSE OUTLINE
Instructor: Professor Claus Rüger, Professor Wolf D. Habicher
Office: Chemieneubau, room 127 / 128
Office telephone: 463 35057 / 463 34093
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Office hours: Tuesday (11-1 PM) and Thursday (11-1 PM) in room 127 (Chemieneubau). Please
come at the beginning of the hour.
CH203 - lecture and laboratory (4 credits)
Location and Meeting Times
Lecture CH 203 L, Chemieneubau, room 153, twice a week for 90 minutes
Discussion CH 203 D, Chemieneubau, room 153, once a week for 60 minutes
Note well: The lectures and the discussions will not be repeated.
Lecture Textbooks and Other Course Material.: Organic Chemistry 6th Edition, by John McMurry
(Brooks Cole), Solutions Manual by Susan McMurry, and Pushing Electrons, by Daniel Weeks
(Saunders) - this book is recommended but not required. Molecular Models especially those that have
"space filling" hydrogen atoms are useful.
Examinations: (There are no "make-up" exams) There will be three (3) 'in class' examinations during
the semester and a final examination. The examination rooms will be announced prior to the
examinations. You may drop one of the "in class" examinations for any reason but you may not drop
the final examination. Each examination (including the final examination) is worth 100 points.
Examinations will be held during the scheduled discussion sessions
(There are no "make-up" exams - don't ask for one)
If the median grade of an examination is less than 75, the median grade will be raised to a 75 by adding a
constant amount to the grade of each student. If the median grade is greater than 75, the grades will not
be changed. The lowest 10% of the grades on an examination will not be used to calculate the median
Final Grades: The final grades for those students taking both the lecture and laboratory portions of the
course (CH203) will be based on 400 point