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CHEM& 241 - Organic Chemistry I

4.0 Credits
Structure, nomenclature, reactions and properties of hydrocarbons, and alkyl halides. Reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry. Laboratory includes introduction of organic laboratory technique and instrumental analysis (was CHEM 231). Prerequisite: CHEM& 143  (was CHEM 133) or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher and ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105) or equivalent, with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

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

  1. Name organic compounds using IUPAC naming system. [REASON]
  2. Explain basic bonding principles involving hybridization and geometry of carbon. [REASON]
  3. Determine physical properties using intermolecular interactions based on functional groups and shape of the compounds. [REASON]
  4. Predict thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of organic reactions. [REASON]
  5. Predict reaction mechanisms and reaction outcomes for electrophilic addition reactions. [REASON]
  6. Determine stereochemical relationship of three dimensional organic molecules. [REASON]
  7. Explain resonance theory and its effect on stabilization of organic molecules. [REASON]

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