Catalogue 2020 - 2021

CHEM 209 Organic Chemistry I

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

CHEM 106; CHEM 219 or concurrently.

Course Description

This is an introduction to the basic principles of organic chemistry. Emphasis is on functional group recognition and how the structures are related to the substances’ physical and chemical properties. The alkene, alkyne, and alkyl halide structural classes are studied, in detail including their nomenclature, stereochemistry, and reactions. A mechanistic approach to studying organic chemical reactions is emphasized.

An introduction to key spectroscopic methods (IR and NMR) used to characterize organic compounds is included.

Notes

This course is a prerequisite.

Distribution

MR

Offered

fall semester

Fee