Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option
Description: This course is the first semester of a one-year course in Organic Chemistry. Major themes include, but are not limited to, bonding, molecular structure, isomerism, conformational analysis, nomenclature, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis. An emphasis is placed on the reactions of aliphatic compounds such as alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and alcohols. The organic chemistry literature, and spectral interpretation using techniques such as infrared and nuclear magnetic spectroscopies, are introduced to support the above topics. This course is designed for undergraduates pursuing a degree in the chemical sciences, training in chemical technology, and other transfer students who need organic chemistry as part of the formal preparation for their major; for example, molecular biology, premedical, predental, and pharmacy.