Organic Chemistry I (3) Principles and theories; nomenclature; chemistry of the functional groups; applications of spectroscopy. Because of duplication of material, students may not receive credit for both CHEM 210 and 202.
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I (3)
Organic chemistry is an essential subject for many scientific disciplines, particularly those in the life, materials, and chemical sciences as well as chemical engineering. The fundamentals of organic chemistry, as developed in Chemistry 210, the first part of a two semester organic chemistry sequence, are required for scientists to understand the electronic structure and reactivity of simple and complex molecules. Organic chemistry is built on a few and relatively simple concepts that allow a large but highly interconnected discipline to be easily understood. Successful students will not only understand and be able to apply organic chemistry, but they will have developed the capabilities and skills to solve other difficult problems in their own careers. Concepts taught in CHEM 210 include bonding, molecular orbital theory, valence bond theory, hybridization, Lewis acids and bases, isomer, functional groups and their reactivity, organic reaction mechanisms, electrophiles, nucleophiles, electrophilic addition reactions, nucleophilic substitutions, elimination reactions, stereochemistry, and aromaticity. The chemistry of alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, dienes, aromatic molecules, alcohols, and ethers is covered.
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