CHEM 272: Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)

Course Description

This is the first semester course in organic chemistry intended for science majors. Topics to be covered include structure, properties, nomenclature, reactions, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and spectroscopy of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols and their applications to biology. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in CHEM 162 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the bonding and structure of organic compounds.
  • Name various organic compounds using IUPAC rules and diagram their structures.
  • Use stereochemical concepts in understanding physical and chemical properties.
  • Identify chemical structure and physical chemical properties.
  • Explain the relationship between structure and physical chemical properties.
  • Predict reaction products, deduce starting materials and diagram reaction mechanism.
  • Cite applications and important role of organic reactions in biology.

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