CHM223 Course Information

Title:Organic Chemistry I
Description: An introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds. Nomenclature (IUPAC) and chemistry principles of both aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and heteroatomic functional groups are emphasized. Physical and chemical properties, synthetic mechanisms, and spectroscopic properties, and organic chemical synthetic methods are studied for each of the major functional groups. Emphasis is placed on modern tools by which structural and mechanistic properties are discovered: infrared, proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectrometry. Laboratory experiments employ the microscale approach and concentrate on separation methods (column, thin-layer and gas chromatography) and chemical characterization techniques. Single-step synthetic conversions and spectral analysis of products are emphasized in the laboratory.
Prerequisites: Chemistry 122
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