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Spring 2012
Jan 23,2018
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This 4-credit Lecture and Laboratory course offers a comprehensive introduction to basic modern organic chemistry. It will predominantly be of interest to students majoring in biology or bioinformatics who do not require the traditional 2-semester organic chemistry sequence. Therefore students who do not plan on applying to med-school or grad-school can take this course instead of the CHEM 210/212 sequence. This course will introduce students to the principles of organic structure and nomenclature, functional group chemistry and stereochemistry, providing the language and theoretical foundations of organic chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the synthesis of organic molecules, including the conversion of one class or organic compound to another. In addition, the properties of these organic compounds will be discussed. Organic chemistry is a multifaceted science that is central to other related sciences including biology, biochemistry and medicinal chemistry. The middle part of the course will build on the general principles and will include details on the synthesis and reactions of alcohols, aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives and amines. In addition, the course will include sections determining structures of organic compounds using analytical techniques such as Infra-Red (IR) and NMR spectroscopy. The course will conclude with sections on carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids, subjects closely related to biology and biochemistry. The co-requisite Laboratory will provide students with the required experiential component, where students will perform experiments that put into practice the ideas discussed in the Lecture. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Chemistry Department

May not be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     


General Requirements:
Course or Test: CHEM 112
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.

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