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CHEM& 261 - Organic Chemistry with Lab I

6 credits

Recommended Preparation
CHEM& 163 .

A grade of “C” or better in CHEM& 162 .

This course is designed as the first of a three-quarter sequence of organic chemistry for majors in physical and biological sciences and for pre-professional students. Structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of hydrocarbons and their monofunctional derivatives are covered.

Theory Hours
4 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
3 guided practice hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply the fundamental principles of the Lewis approach to molecular structure and bonding, recognize stable structural patterns, and recognize the key relationship between the structure and properties of acids and bases
  • Identify classes of hydrocarbons(alkanes and cycloalkanes), including isomers, describe their chemical and physical properties, and correctly use IUPAC and common nomenclature
  • Correctly apply the principles of stereochemistry(chirality)
  • Examine chemical reactivity and reaction mechanisms for functional group transformations involving the preparation of alcohols and alkyl halides
  • Understand and correctly use the mechanisms of Nucleophilic Substitution
  • Identify and classify alkenes (including isomers), describe their chemical and physical properties, use correct common nomenclature, and identify their methods of preparation via E1 and E2 mechanisms

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