CHEM 156
Organic Chemistry: Introductory Level Spring 2023
Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
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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, elimination and addition reactions. The coordinated laboratory work includes purification and separation techniques, structure-reactivity studies, organic synthesis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, and the identification of unknown compounds.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory; lecture, three times per week and laboratory, four hours per week
Limit: 55/lecture
Expected: 100
Class#: 3206
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: quantitative problem solving, laboratory performance, three midterm exams, and a final exam
Prerequisites: CHEM 151 or 153 or 155 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Seniors, juniors, sophomores, first-year students
Distributions: Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: This course fulfills the QFR requirement with regular and substantial problem solving in which quantitative/formal reasoning skills are practiced and evaluated.
Attributes: BIMO Required Courses

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