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Advanced Organic Chemistry ( CRN 12618 )

Welcome to CH 630!

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Course Information: 

Instructor:   Kevin Gable
Office:        341 Weniger
Phone:        737-6744
Office Hours:   TTh 3:30-4:30 p.m. I am guaranteed to be in my office and available.
You may stop by at any time, or you may make an appointment to assure my availability at other times.

Text:  Carey & Sundberg, "Advanced Organic Chemistry," 5th Ed.,  Part A.   (4th Ed. acceptable)
Highly recommended:  Miller & Solomon, "Writing Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry" (available at; sorry, we never got this ordered at the bookstore)
Also required:  a molecular model kit (Darling models recommended).

Supplemental material (available at Valley Library):
Lowry & Richardson, "Mechanism & Theory in Organic Chemistry" (3rd Ed.)
March, "Advanced Organic Chemistry..." (5th Ed.)
Carpenter, "Determination of Organic Reaction Mechanisms"


  • 10/28:  Exam 1 will be Friday in class.  Please see the Exams link above to see coverage.
  • 10/9:  I have a Faculty Senate meeting today at 3, so will miss my regular office hour.  I will be in Weniger from 1 to 2; otherwise let me know of problems by email.
  • 10/7  I've reserved Gilbert 322 on Friday mornings.  I'll do a one hour review of the homework for anyone who shows up at 8, then we'll move to the regular lecture at 9.  
  • 10/2  I goofed and put an incorrect due date on Homework Set 1 (and 2 and 3).  This is not due until Friday, October 10.  The dates on the Homework Page are (and have been) correct.  (Sorry for inducing panic!!)  10/7 Current pages are updated and correct. 
  • Welcome! If you have problems with registration, please talk to Renee Freeman in Gilbert 153.
  • Course syllabus and schedule.
  • Expectations for students entering the course
  • Homework sets
  • Dr. Carter has asked my to let Organic Chemistry students know about the Wednesday Evening literature seminars in Gilbert 324 (7:30 p.m. ).
  • Please note the Department Seminar schedule (usually Mondays at 4 p.m.) and the Organic Seminar schedule (Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.).
  • I am interested in any comments you have about readability/accessibility of the material I have posted on the Web, or any technical problems you have with the site (or with Blackboard). Email, call or visit during office hours.
  • "Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations, who have any emergency medical information the instructor should know of, or who need special arrangements in the event of evacuation, should make an appointment with the instructor as early as possible, no later than the first week of the term."