CH 2120 - Organic Chemistry I
An introduction to Organic Chemistry, this course reviews the basic concepts of bonding theory and
acid-base theory as it applies to organic compounds.
The structure, properties nomenclature and chemistry
of the alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes and the
alcohols are covered in depth. The development of
reaction mechanisms is discussed and the mechanisms
for substitutions, eliminations and additions are
studied and applied to the reactions of the alkyl
halides, the alkenes and the alcohols. The laboratory
component introduces the common techniques used for the separation, purification and identification of
organic compounds, including chromatographic techniques
and infrared spectroscopy. The reactions of
the functional groups covered in the lecture component
Pre-requisite: General Chemistry II.
3 hours of Lecture, 3 hours of Laboratory per week — 4 credits.