2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog
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CHEM& 261 - Organic Chemistry I with Lab

6.0 Credits
Topics covered will include structure, nomenclature, reactions, and properties of hydrocarbons, acids and bases, and alkyl halides. Also includes reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry. Laboratory includes introduction of organic laboratory technique and instrumental analysis.
Prerequisite CHEM& 162 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher and ENGL& 101 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Name organic compounds using IUPAC naming system.
  2. Explain basic bonding principles involving hybridization and geometry of carbon.
  3. Determine physical properties using intermolecular interactions based on functional groups and shape of the compounds.
  4. Predict thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of organic reactions.
  5. Predict reaction mechanisms and reaction outcomes.
  6. Determine stereochemical relationship of three dimensional organic molecules.
  7. Explain resonance theory and its effect on stabilization of organic molecules.
  8. Perform basic organic laboratory techniques using standard glassware.
  9. Determine melting point, boiling point, and solubility of organic compounds.
  10. Perform the basic purification methods including distillation, crystallization, chromatography, and extraction.
  11. Interpret and report experimental results and data.

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