Chemistry and Biochemistry
 

Organic Chemistry 1

Organic Chemistry 1
Fundamentals of bonding, structure, and reactions of organic compounds, including molecular geometry, polarity, conformation, isomerism, functional groups, stereochemistry, reactions and reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopy.
CHEM
351
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCHEM 105; or CHEM 111
 NotePrimarily for majors in chemical engineering and the biological sciences.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining CHEM 351
Course Outcomes: 

Recognizing and Naming Classes

Recognize functional group classes commonly encountered in organic chemistry and name representative molecules from each class using IUPAC rules for organic nomenclature.

Structure and Reactivity Prediction

Predict structure and reactivity of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, and alkylhalides based on such factors as carbon atom hybridization, bond length, bond strength, and bond polarity.

Curved Arrow Mechanisms

Recognize and provide curved arrow mechanisms for the following types of organic reactions: additions, substitutions, and eliminations.

Energetically-Preferred Conformations

Predict the energetically preferred conformation for straight-chain and branched alkanes, and for substituted cycloalkanes.

R and S Configurations/Distinguishers

Determine R and S configurations for chiral molecules and distinguish between enantiomers, diastereomers, meso compounds, and conformational isomers.

Mass Spectra Determining Molecule Structure

Interpret 1H NMR, 13C NMR, IR, UV, and mass spectra and use these data to determine the structure of organic molecules.

Relative Energy Prediction

Predict the relative energies of reactive intermediates such as radicals, carbocations, and carbanions, based on structural considerations such as orbital hybridization, hyperconjugation, and resonance stabilization.