Organic Reactions and Pharmaceuticals

Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 14C with grade of C- or better. Organic reactions, nucleophilic and electrophilic substitutions and additions; electrophilic aromatic substitutions, carbonyl reactions, catalysis, molecular basis of drug action, and organic chemistry of pharmaceuticals. P/NP or letter grading.

Units: 4.0
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Overall Rating 3.4
Easiness 2.8 / 5
Clarity 3.0 / 5
Workload 3.2 / 5
Helpfulness 3.2 / 5
Most Helpful Review
Fall 2021 - This is a review for Yike Zou and Aneta Turlik. For Fall 2021, the first half of classes was taught by Zou. The other half was taught by Turlik. CLASS STRUCTURE: - Midterm 1 (20%) - Midterm 2 (20%) - Final Exam (35%) - Problem Sets (10%) - BACON (8%) - Discussion Section (7%) This class is a lot of studying and memorizing. I believe it's the hardest of the 14 series, and the A cutoff was a 94%. However, getting an A is doable, and an A- is very doable (88%-94%). The problem sets were graded for completion, the BACON is like a bootleg Launchpad (easy 100), and discussion section was graded for attendance. The tests were fair if you studied for them, and they gave plenty of practice material for preparation. Make sure to complete the practice final and the discussion worksheets because they are pretty close to what you can expect on the test. The average for both midterms was around 75%. Both professors were excellent in my view. Yike was a great professor. He was very funny, and he made a 9am class feel tolerable to go to. I would totally take this class again with either professor, but if I had to pick one, I would rather go with Turlik. I thought Turlik was the clearer one out of the two because she was more thorough with her explanations of the reaction mechanisms, compared to Yike. The also offered about 8-10 points worth of extra credit, which was very nice. TLDR: Overall, a great, but challenging class. You can't go wrong with either professor. 25% of your grade is essentially completion.
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