CHE 118B

118B Office Hours

  • 9:30 - 11:30 am MTWR in 2258 Dutton Hall - check for weekly updates to dates/times here

  • 12:00 - 1:30 pm MTWR in Shields Library (lower level) - check Chem Drop-In tutoring hours here

  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm TW 30-minute Appts on Zoom

118B Workshops

Workshop notes and recording links from S'22 are available, fill out this form for access. You should be logged in with your ucdavis account. Bookmark the folder or add to starred to make it easy to find.


Resources in the 118B folder in Google Drive

  • Useful handouts and summary pages

  • Mechanisms and synthesis practice problems

  • Notes from workshops and office hours

  • Scanned 118B workshop notebook

  • Workshop recordings

Resources you will find on this page:

  • Workshop worksheets and keys

  • Links to additional resources, including practice exams

  • Vollhardt and Schore HW worksheets (you will need a solutions manual to check the answers). Some chapters have extra handouts with mechanisms or helpful tables attached, so take a look even if you don't plan on doing the problems.

*** Scroll all the way down for handouts of suggested homework problems from the textbook. ***

If you notice something silly on a key, like a missing carbon, send an email to mdjones@ucdavis.edu and I will fix it.

Useful Handouts

Additional Resources

Suggested HW from Vollhardt and Schore, 8th Ed.

Here are some suggested of end-of-chapter problems from the 8th edition. In 6th and 7th editions they are just a few numbers off. They (mostly) match the suggested HW problems from Nasiri and Lievens, but I will try to pick about 10 most relevant problems from each chapter. You will need the solutions manual to check your answers, a used copy of whichever edition you'd like (6th, 7th or 8th) will be just fine.

Ch 11 Alkenes - 33, 34, 40, 41, 45, 47, 50, 53, 54, 55, 56, 76, 77, 78

(For 6th Ed. subtract 4 from the problem number listed here.)

Ch 12 Alkenes - 39, (41-43 optional), 46, 48, 52, 53, 61, 60, 69, 70, 71, 77

(For 6th Ed. subtract 4 from the problem number listed here.)

Ch 13 Alkynes - 30, 36, 40, 43, 45, 46, 52, 54, 55, 57, 59

(For 6th Ed. subtract 2 from the problem number listed here.)

Ch 14 Dienes - 32, 33, 36, 37, 41, 42, 51, 52, 58, 60, 61, 64, 76, 79, 80

(same for 6th Ed.)

Ch 15 Benzene and Aromaticity - 37, 38, 42, 43, 47, 48, 49, 53, 55, 56, 70

(same for 6th Ed.)

Ch 16 Benzene Reactions - 32, 33, 40, 43, 45, 46, 56, 62, 64

(same for 6th Ed. through #46, then subtract 1 from the problem number listed here.)

Ch 17 Aldehydes and Ketones - 28, 29, 32, 33, 36-38, 43ab, 48, 49, 57, 58-59, 61

(For 6th Ed. subtract 2 through problem 43, then subtract 3 from the problem number listed here.)

Ch 18 Enols and Enolates - 33, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 50, 52, 55, 56, 57, 58cd, 65a

(same for 6th Ed.)