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CHEM 220A - Introductory Organic Chemistry Lecture

(3 units)
Survey of the principles of carbon chemistry. Credit allowed in only one of the following: CHEM 220A, CHEM 241 , CHEM 341 .

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 121A  and CHEM 121L  or CHEM 201  or CHEM 122A  and CHEM 122L  (recommended) or CHEM 202 .

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. interpret IUPAC names of organic compounds, draw correct structures from names and vice versa, and differentiate between isomers (structural, geometric, or stereoisomers).
2. recognize different bonding concepts including resonance and formal charges and use these concepts to predict structure and reactivity of simple organic compounds.
3. identify an organic transformation as a substitution, addition, elimination, oxidation-reduction, or acid-base reaction.
4. predict products, reagents, or starting materials in simple acid-base, substitution, addition, and oxidation-reduction reactions applied to alkyl halides, alkenes and alkynes, oxygen-containing functional groups such as alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, and carboxylic acids, and nitrogen-containing functional groups such as amines.
5. draw and/or complete arrow-pushing mechanisms for reactions of simple to moderate complexity.
6. apply organic structural and reactivity concepts to molecules of biological importance and complexity.


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