Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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CHMY 221NL - Organic Chemistry I

Credit(s): 5

Prerequisite(s): a grade of “C” or better in CHMY 143 .
This is the first semester of a one-year sequence with emphasis on fundamental concepts of structure, nomenclature, properties and reaction mechanisms of organic compounds and an introduction to biochemical molecules. Laboratory included. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Deploy sufficient organic chemistry background to gain entrance into the second semester of organic chemistry course at any institution in the country.
  • Recognize by formula and name organic compounds belonging to the major functional groups.
  • Predict physical and chemical properties of the compounds belonging to the major organic functional groups. Utilize the fundamental spectroscopy tools in order to determine structures of unknown organic compounds. Deploy modern computational analysis software to solve organic chemistry related problems.
  • Have a solid concept of organic reactivity, including knowledge of thermodynamics, kinetics, reaction profiles, and reaction mechanisms.
  • Construct a scientifically accurate laboratory notebook that encompasses the entire semester, depicts laboratory work and critical/analytical analysis of the work.
  • Communicate the deployment of the scientific method to elucidate the chemical structure of an unknown organic molecule.
  • Design and deliver an oral presentation describing a body of scientific work that was performed in the lab.
  • Apply scientific concepts and methods of inquiry.

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