Course Abstract Details

CHEM-201, Organic Chemistry 1

Credits: 5

Course Description

CHEM-201, Organic Chemistry 1, is the firstsemester course in college level organicchemistry. This course fulfills the requirementsfor students who are chemistry majors, lifescience majors or pursuing other majors thatrequire college level organic chemistry. Topicscovered in the course include foundational aspectsof hydrocarbons and their select derivativesincluding functional groups on their structure,stereochemistry, reactions, and acid-basechemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM-106 with a gradeof C or better. Three hours lecture and fourhours laboratory. Five credits. Five billablehours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

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

1. Recognize and name major classes of organic compounds such as alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, organohalides, alcohols, and phenols. (PG1)

2. Explain the relationship between bonding and acids and bases. (GE2, GE3,PG1, PG2)

3. Explain the role of stereochemistry for select hydrocarbons such as alkanes and cycloalkanes. (GE2,GE3,PG1,PG2,PG3)

4. Describe the relationship between structures and reactions for select hydrocarbon and their derivatives such as alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, organohalides, alkyl halides, alcohols and phenols. (PG1,PG2,PG3)

5. Propose reactions mechanisms correctly by different types such as nucleophilic substitutions and elimination to formulate multi-step organic syntheses. (GE2,GE3,GE5,PG1,PG2,PG3)

6. Describe the principles involving methods of structure determination such as GC,MS,IR,UV and NMR. (GE2,GE3,PG1,PG2,PG3)

7. Perform collaborative laboratory explorations to reinforce understanding of chemical concepts, develop mastery in proper measuring techniques and laboratory report writing; and relate lab experience to applications of chemistry in daily life. (GE1,GE2,GE3,GE4,GE7,PG1,PG2,PG3,PG4)

8. Research and present information on selected topics from the course using various modes of communication (oral, written, and visual). (GE1,GE4,GE5,GE6,GE7,PG1,PG3,PG4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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