CHE 2111 Organic Chemistry I
The study of alkanes, stereochemistry, alkyl halides, organometallic compounds, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic hydrocarbons and spectroscopic methods of organic analysis. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.
Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No
Prereqs: CHE 1221
- Use molecular orbital and valence bond theories to explain the hybridization and geometry of organic molecules.
- Use the arrow-pushing method to explain acid-base reactions and organic reaction mechanisms of free radical, nucleophilic substitution, addition, elimination, electrophilic aromatic substitutions, and rearrangement reactions.
- Interpret NMR, IR, UV, and mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) data to determine chemical structures and predict spectra of organic structural formulas.
- Design a multi-step synthesis of a given target molecule using retro-synthetic analysis.
- Predict reactivity and stability of organic molecules based on Lewis structure, resonance, conformation, isomerism, and stereochemistry.
- Name alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and aromatic compounds by following nomenclature rules.
- Predict the products or provide the missing reagents for the reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and aromatic compounds.
- Identify and name constitutional and stereoisomers of organic compounds.
Credit Hours: 5
Classroom Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 3