Mar 21, 2018  
Fall 2017 Catalog 
Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CH 220 - Organic Chemistry I

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a detailed introduction to organic chemistry designed as a second year offering to science majors and to students in pre-medical, pre-dental, physical therapy, chiropractic, veterinary science, mortuary science, and other related disciplines. Topics include: electronic structure and bonding; properties of organic molecules; nomenclature and conformations of alkanes and cycloalkanes; stereochemistry-enantiomers and diasteriomers; holoalkanes-nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions and mechanisms; and alkene and alkynes-structure, synthesis,  reactions and mechanisms.   

Course Outcomes
At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • correlate the theory and experimental evidence pertaining to atomic and molecular bonding;
  • predict physical properties of organic structures from structural data;
  • name hydrocarbons and other classes of organic compounds in accordance with the IUPAC system;
  • describe the mechanism of free radical halogenation and predict the quantity and structure of reaction products;
  • identify torsional strain, draw Newman projections, and predict relative energies of rotational conformers;
  • illustrate the three-dimensional aspects of organic molecules, and ratiocinate racemic reactions;
  • describe the synthetic production of alkyl halides and their role in the creation of more esoteric molecules;
  • be conversant with the competing mechanisms of nucleophilic substitution;
  • predict the formation of stable carbocations and the utility of these intermediates in organic reactions;
  • describe the production and reactions of alkenes, including electrophilicity and stereospecificity;
  • predict degradation products from ozonolysis of alkenes;
  • compare and contrast stereospecificity and stereoselectivity of syn and anti-mechanisms; and
  • describe reactions and characteristics of dienes, allyl cations and free radicals.

Prerequisites: CH 182
Concurrent Registration: CH 221
F/S (C, N, S)