CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry I + Lab

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon-based compounds, regardless of source. In this course, students will apply the knowledge learned in general chemistry to a more specialized area: the covalent bond to carbon, with a particular emphasis on mechanisms and organic synthesis. Fundamental topics such as MO theory; covalent bonding; acids and bases; organic nomenclature; stereochemistry; conformational analysis; and reaction energetics will be interwoven into reaction mechanisms (arrow pushing; polar, radical, and pericyclic) and functional group chemistry (alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes, and dienes). The material covered is equivalent to one full semester of organic chemistry (one half of a two-semester course series compressed to one quarter). There is a weekly lab.




CHEM 160 or instructor's permission

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