2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
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2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM& 241 - Organic Chemistry I

4 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& 143 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. [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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