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CHEM 2041 - Organic Chemistry I

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course is an introduction to organic chemistry. Topics include a review of covalent bonding, acid-base chemistry, reaction energetics, and an introduction to organic functional groups, stereochemistry, and substitution reactions. The laboratory work provides an introduction to laboratory techniques used in organic chemistry synthesis, and the use of chromatography and spectroscopy in the analysis of organic compounds.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1042  or equivalent, with a grade of C or better.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Lecture Review of Covalent bonding Principles of Acid-Base Reactions Organic Functional Groups Molecular Orbitals and Resonance Theory Reaction Energetics; Rates and Equilbria Stereochemistry Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions
  2. Laboratory Instrumental Analysis Chromatography as purity and concentration assay Infrared Spectroscopy Determination of Physical Properties Melting & boiling points, density Refractive index, Specific rotation Purification of Organic Compounds Crystallization Distillation Chromatography Organic Reaction Techniques Identificat

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. In the Classroom: name organic molecules given the structure, and vice versa. identify the basic categories of organic functional groups. describe the bonding, geometry, and structure of organic molecules. explain the importance of reaction mechanisms to product formation. compare different types of organic chemical reactions. predict mechanisms and products for various reaction conditions.
  2. In the Laboratory: use typical organic chemical glassware and equipment safely and effectively. demonstrate some important types of organic transformations. implement purification techniques for reaction products or provided samples. choose instrumental and reaction-based methods to identify organic compounds. assess the results of their transformations, purifications, and identifications.

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