Category Archives: Homework

Where do I put my CH3 groups in a condensed formula?

I’ve been getting a lot of office visits and emails over the same homework problem. Folks say, “I typed CH3CH2CH(CH3)CH(CH3)CH3” or “I typed CH3(CH3)CHCH…” or “I typed CH3CH(CH3)CH…” and it was marked incorrect. =(

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Day 0 – the things you need to do BEFORE your first class

Welcome back to Reed. We have an exciting organic chemistry curriculum planned for Chem 201 and 202, and we will get off to a flying start so here goes… Day 1 is our first day of classes. It will include … finish reading Day 0 – the things you need to do BEFORE your first class

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Challenge/Conference Problems or HW/Book Problems

I have (and will) post some extra “challenge” problems from time to time. Let me explain their purpose so that you can work these problems into your schedule in an appropriate way.

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Fall Break fun: complete Sapling survey, win prizes

Sapling sent this announcement to me today: Sapling Learning is committed to providing the most effective online homework and the best support in higher education. We need feedback from you and your students to make sure that we are aware … finish reading Fall Break fun: complete Sapling survey, win prizes

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Challenge Problems + Molecular Modeling Questions = Answers

I promised that I would post answers to the challenge problems in the learning activities and I have also received requests for 'answers' to the molecular modeling activity (#2). Here are some answers and comments. Keep in mind: many… Continue reading

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Hg-free Exams? Not quite

Homework assignment #6 contained an important announcement, but many students who worked on the homework either ignored the announcement or didn't fully understand it (and many students may not have even seen the announcement given the small number of completed… Continue reading

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Advice on working with models

Problem-solving and working with molecular models are fundamentally different activities. It's natural to feel some urgency when you practice solving problems, and the more you practice solving a certain kind of problem, the easier and faster it should get.This is… Continue reading

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Last Semester's Paperwork

I spent a good chunk of winter break buried in paperwork. The stack of final exams, lab reports, and late homework assignments was almost 10 inches thick, but I eventually got through it.Now I want it to go away, all… Continue reading

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The Paper Trail

I will try to keep you up-to-date by email, but here is where things stand:HW #1-7 – everything that I have ever received has been read and returned. If you don't have your assignment, check the box outside my door…. Continue reading

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Exam #3 results

I posted answer keys for Homework #7 and for Exam #3 over the weekend. I have also finished grading Exam #3 and I tried to hand back as many exams as I could during class today. If you didn't receive… Continue reading

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