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CHM 211 - Organic Chemistry I

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 4

Description: This is the first in a sequence of courses that includes nomenclature, structure and properties, and reaction mechanisms of basic organic chemistry.

Prerequisite(s): Take CHM 111  or CHM 105  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Nomenclature, structures, and properties of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, and simple oxygen functional groups.
  • Drawing methods for organic molecules and organic reactions.
  • Stereochemistry of geometric and stereoisomers.
  • Types of organic reactions and associated mechanisms
  • Apply microscale lab techniques to extraction, melting point determination, mixed melting points, isolation, crystallization, and organic reactions.
  • Apply microscale lab techniques to reactivity study and multi-step organic synthesis.

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Required Materials:
  • Calculator
  • Safety goggles for the laboratory
  • Solutions manual (optional)

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Differentiate between acid/base theories with emphasis on application of Lewis Theory on organic chemical reactions.
  2. Describe IUPAC systematic naming for hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, thiols, and amines.
  3. Compare and contrast the structure and physical properties of hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, thiols, and amines.
  4. Demonstrate the use of substitution, addition, and elimination reaction mechanisms to predict the products and their ratios for organic chemical reactions.
  5. Describe the importance of isomersfor organic compounds especially stereoisomers.
  6. Demosntrate the effect of delocalization of electrons and resonance hybridization for unsaturated hydrocarbon reactivity.

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