Chemistry 2440

Winter 2019

Dr. Karen Hattenhauer  Room: C4012  Phone: 864-7689

Office Hours:

Lecture Times: Tues, Thur. from 10:30-11:45 pm in C2004

Lab Instructors:
Anne Sheppard  Office:  C4009  Phone: 864-8909
Cliff McCarthy Office: C4009 Phone: 864-8909
Renee Halliday  Office: C4009 Phone: 864-8909

Winter 2019 Lab Instructors Schedule by lab.

In-class tests -the instructor will provide this information to the student during the first week of classes.

Final Examination; 50% (scheduled by Registrar).

Textbook:  H. Stephen Stoker,"Organic and Biological Chemistry", 7th Edition, Houghton Mifflin; Chapters 1 to 9 and 11. Lectures will follow the topic sequence in the text quite closely; topics in the chapters not covered are "assigned reading" and are subject to examination.

Course Content: Chemistry 2440 covers the topics of introductory organic chemistry which are directly related to, and absolutely necessary to understand, life processes. Chapters 7-11 in particular cover "biological chemistry", topics that are not extensively covered in our traditional courses. Consequently, many of the traditional topics of organic chemistry are omitted or covered at a very elementary level. The text is very descriptive so lectures will contain additional material explaining how and why the reactions occur. Quizzes and examinations will include questions on such material.

With 13 weeks to cover 11 chapters of the text book, allowing for the time devoted to quizzes, that means a chapter per week. Material builds up very rapidly so your attendance at classes and regular study and review are critical to your success in the course. It is also vital that you do problems in the textbook at the end of each chapter to test your knowledge and for practice answering questions.

Laboratories: Attendance at and successful completion of the laboratories is mandatory! Besides they are fun! You will learn practical laboratory skills while measuring properties of, and doing reactions with materials of biological interest. Missing more than TWO laboratory sessions will result in an automatic failing grade (MAXIMUM of 49%) in the course, regardless of the marks achieved in the non-laboratory components of the course. Students with a documented reason for missing a lab may have the opportunity of making up the missed lab with another lab session.  All labs takeplace in C-4031 starting the week of Monday, January 7, 2019.

You will need to bring a printed copy of Experiment 1 from D2L, safety glasses, a laboratory coat and loose leaf to record raw data.


Department of Chemistry

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000