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CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry I

(3 units)
Introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds; functional groups; relationships among molecular structure, properties, and reactivity; and biological relevance. For life and environmental sciences majors. Credit allowed in only one of CHEM 220A , CHEM 241, or CHEM 341 .

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

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. draw correct organic structures from names, including IUPAC and common, and vice-versa, including stereochemistry, and demonstrate ability to distinguish isomers.
2. identify and explain different bonding concepts including hybridization, resonance and formal charges.
3. apply simple principles of thermodynamics, kinetics and acid-base behavior to organic reactions.
4. predict products, reagents, and starting materials in standard substitution, elimination, and addition reactions applied to alkyl halides, alkenes and alkynes, correctly utilizing arrow pushing mechanisms, and applying stereo- and regioselectivity concepts.
5. interpret simple proton NMR spectra.


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