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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 and alkyl halides. Also includes an introduction to stereochemistry and substitution mechanisms. Laboratory emphasizes an introduction to organic laboratory techniques and instrumental analysis.
Prerequisite CHEM& 162 or equivalent with a minimum grade of 2.0 and ENGL& 101 or equivalent with a minimum grade of 2.0.
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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