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CHEM 2041 - Organic Chemistry I

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab 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  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. Structure of Organic Molecules
  2. Acid Base Properties of Organic Molecules
  3. Structural Representation and Interpretation
  4. Reaction Representation and Interpretation
  5. Nomenclature
  6. Isomerism
  7. Reactions of Organic Molecules

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

  1. predict properties and reactivity of organic molecules using concepts of molecular structure, formal charge, and resonance
  2. translate between compound names and representations of structure
  3. analyze the relative energies of molecular structures
  4. create and employ 3-dimensional structures to determine the constitutional and stereochemical isomeric relationships between molecules
  5. identify various functional groups within complex molecules, correlate physical properties with functional group structure, and predict relevant reactions each functional group will undergo
  6. predict the products of acid-base, substitution, elimination, and addition reactions through the application of thermodynamic and kinetic principles
  7. create logical synthetic strategies by combining reactions into practical multi-step sequences
  8. propose reaction mechanisms using the curved-arrow formalism
  9. employ data from IR and NMR spectroscopy to identify organic compounds, and develop an understanding of how each of these analytical techniques work
  10. determine the identity of organic samples through physical and spectroscopic methods
  11. determine the qualitative and quantitative purity of organic samples through physical and spectroscopic methods

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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