Summary: CHM 7200 Organic Structures and Mechanisms Fall Term 2005
Problem Set 1: This problem set is now available at (www.blackboard.wayne.edu). It will be due
in class 7 days (09/16/05) from today (09/09/05). Grades will be administered as follows: 5
(exceptional effort), 4 (complete), 3 (incomplete or inadequate effort), 2 (poor effort), 0
(nonexistent). No late problem sets will be accepted.
1. Problem: Consider the structures XCH2OH where X = OCH3 and F. What is the most
favorable conformation of each molecule? Illustrate the dihedral angle relationship along
the CO bond. Why is it the most favorable conformation? Explain using FMO principles
learned in class.
2. Propose mechanisms for the following reactions.
+ + 2O