May 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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CHEM 361 - Organic Chemistry I

An introduction to organic chemistry for students majoring in the sciences or preparing for health related careers. Organic structures, nomenclature, spectroscopy, and chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes. Course will be offered every year (Fall and Winter).

Co- or prerequisite: CHEM 183 with a grade of C- or higher.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize applications of organic chemistry in our everyday lives
  • Apply the IUPAC nomenclature system for alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and halo alkanes.
  • Draw and interpret structures for organic compounds.
  • Predict trends in physical properties for a series of related organic compounds.
  • Predict three dimensional conformations for organic molecules.
  • Use infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the identification of organic structures.
  • Draw a mechanism for a typical electrophilic addition reaction to an alkene and show the structures of intermediate carbocation’s.
  • Identify typical reagents used for basic synthetic reactions of alkenes and alkynes.

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