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This course provides the necessary background in organic chemistry for students who are planning advanced study or a career in chemistry, the biological sciences, or the health professions. It initiates the systematic study of the common classes of organic compounds with emphasis on theories of structure and reactivity. The fundamentals of molecular modeling as applied to organic molecules are presented. Specific topics include basic organic structure and bonding, isomerism, stereochemistry, molecular energetics, the theory and interpretation of infrared and nuclear magnetic spectroscopy, substitution and elimination reactions, and the addition reactions of alkenes and alkynes. The coordinated laboratory work includes purification and separation techniques, structure-reactivity studies, organic synthesis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, and the identification of unknown compounds.
Format: lecture/laboratory; lecture three hours per week and laboratory two hours per week
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
quantitative problem sets, laboratory performance, three midterm exams, and a final exam
CHEM 151 or 153 or 155 or placement exam or permission of instructor
Seniors, juniors, sophomores, first-year students. Preference will be given to remote students for remote sections (R13 lecture and R12 lab).
This course fulfills the QFR requirement with regular and substantial problem sets in which quantitative/formal reasoning skills are practiced and evaluated.
BIMO Required Courses