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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 are studied.

Pre-requisite: General Chemistry II.

3 hours of Lecture, 3 hours of Laboratory per week — 4 credits.