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CHEM& 261 - Organic Chemistry with Lab I

5 Credits
Organic chemistry for science and engineering majors. The first course in a three-quarter sequence includes molecular structure, bonding, nomenclature and reactivity of hydrocarbons and alkyl halides; an introduction to reaction mechanisms; stereochemistry; nucleophilic substitution; and elimination reactions. Laboratory includes an introduction to fundamental methods and techniques used for the preparation and characterization of organic molecules.

Pre-requisite(s) CHEM& 163 min 1.5
Course Note Previously CHEM 201 and CHEM 204.
Fees CL

Designed to Serve Science and Engineering majors and pre-professional (dental, pharmacy, optometry, medical, medical technician, chiropractic, dietetics, and veterinary medicine) students.
Active Date 20170622T08:37:31

Grading System Decimal Grade
Continuous Enrollment Yes
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 33 Lab 44 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 77
Degree Distributions: AA Science, Science Lab
Course Outline
Typical content includes molecular structure and bonding, resonance structures, acid-base chemistry, functional group nomenclature and chemistry, mechanisms and reactive intermediates (kinetics and thermodynamnics of), stereochemistry, nucleophilic substitution & elimination reactions. Fundamental laboratory methods and theory include melting-point determination, distillation, refluxing, extraction, separation, and other methods commonly used in the organic chemistry laboratory including functional group and molecular structure determination.

Student Learning Outcomes
Apply the fundamentals of molecular structure and bonding to determine physical and chemical properties of organic molecules.

Identify and draw common functional groups of organic molecules.

Apply fundamental concepts of acid and base chemistry to organic molecules and reactions.

Assess the fundamental concepts of kinetics and thermodynamics to predict products of organic reactions.

Apply primary concepts behind nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions to predict the outcome of a reaction.

Use basic skills in the organic chemistry laboratory to work collaboratively with others.

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