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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
Department: Chemistry
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