Course Abstract Details

CHEM-201, Organic Chemistry 1

Credits: 5

Course Description

CHEM-201, Organic Chemistry 1, is the first semester course in college level organic chemistry. This course fulfills the requirements for students who are chemistry majors, life science majors or pursuing other majors that require college level organic chemistry. Topics covered in the course include foundational aspects of hydrocarbons and their select derivatives including functional groups on their structure, stereochemistry, reactions, and acid-base chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM-106 with a grade of C or better. Three hours lecture and four hours laboratory. Five credits. Five billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: 

1. Recognize and name major classes of organic compounds such as alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, organohalides, alcohols, and phenols. (PG4) 

2. Explain the relationship between bonding and acids and bases. (GE2, GE3,PG1, PG4) 

3. Explain the role of stereochemistry for select hydrocarbons such as alkanes and cycloalkanes. (GE2,GE3,PG1,PG4) 

4. Describe the relationship between structures and reactions for select hydrocarbon and their derivatives such as alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, organohalides, alkyl halides, alcohols and phenols. (PG1,PG4) 

5. Propose reactions mechanisms correctly by different types such as nucleophilic substitutions and elimination to formulate multi-step organic syntheses. (GE2,GE3,GE5,PG1,PG2,PG4) 

6. Describe the principles involving methods of structure determination such as GC,MS,IR,UV and NMR. (GE2,GE3,PG1,PG4) 

7. Perform laboratory explorations to reinforce their understanding of chemical concepts learnt in the lectures, develop mastery in proper measuring techniques and laboratory report writing skills and relate lab experience to applications of chemistry in daily life. (GE1,GE2,GE3,GE4,GE7,PG1,PG2,PG3,PG4) 

8. Communicate information on a current course related topic in an appropriate format using numerous scientific sources. (GE1,GE4,GE5,GE6,GE7,PG1,PG2,PG4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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