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Organic Chemistry
ORGANIC CHEM
CLASS CODE: CHEM 351 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: CHEMISTRY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: The first semester of a year-long course that studies the principles and theories of organic chemistry including the properties, preparation, and reactions of organic compounds. The course is designed for students in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pre-medicine, Pre-dentistry, Pre-pharmacy, Pre-veterinary and Biology. This course includes lecture and laboratory experience.
TAUGHT: Fall and Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Chemical Bonding; Alkanes; Conformations of Alkanes and Cycloalkanes; Alcohols and Alkyl Halides; Structure and Preparation of Alkenes: Elimination Reactions; Reactions of Alkenes: Addition Reactions; Stereochemistry; Nucleophilic Substitution; Alkynes; Conjugation in Alkadienes and Allylic Systems; Arenes and Aromaticity; Reactions of Arenes: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution; Spectroscopy.
The class also includes laboratory experience. Laboratories experiments are Intermolecular Forces; Distillation; Chemical Kinetics; Extraction; Recrystallization; GC Chromatography; Thin Layer Chromatography; Column Chromatography; IR Spectroscopy; and NMR Spectroscopy.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Prepare for professional exams.

Have the opportunity to learn and understand the theories, properties, and reactions of organic compounds.

Have the opportunity to develop scientific reasoning and perform lab techniques.
REQUIREMENTS: Varies with instructor. Generally the grades are based on about 10 quizzes, 10 labs, and 5-6 exams that are administered throughout the semester. Some classes may require writing assignments or possibly internet assignments also.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of Chem 106 with C grade or better.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001