CHEM 0201 - Organic Chemistry I

Credits: 4

The chemistry of carbon is explored. The semester begins with a look at the bonding models and nomenclature used to describe carbon-based molecules. A mechanistic approach to the chemistry of alkenes, alkynes, and dienes is used to provide a context for chemical concepts such as nucleophilicity, electrophilicity, stereochemistry, and resonance. Additionally, the role that kinetics and thermodynamics play in determining product distribution is also considered. Students are required to attend the accompanying laboratory, where they will learn how to safely perform many of the chemical transformations discussed in class. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: CHEM 0111 .

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