Jul 13, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 221 - Organic Chemistry I

4 Credits: (3 lecture, 4 lab)

Course Description
This course is intended for science majors, engineers, and those in related fields. This course covers the major organic functional groups, the major reaction mechanisms, and stereochemistry. Laboratory experiences are used to support and clarify those areas as well as teach general organic techniques. 

Note Fall semester only.

Prerequisite CHEM 102 or permission of instructor.

Wade, L. & Simek, J. (2017). Organic chemistry (9th ed.).  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Pearson.

Zubrick, J.W. (2020). The organic chem lab survival manual : A student’s guide to techniques (11th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

The student will be able to:

A. Identify the major functional groups associated with organic compounds.

B. State the reaction mechanisms of organic reactions.

C. Know the elements or organic nomenclature in naming organic compounds.

D. Use deductive synthesis in producing new organic compounds.

E. Calculate chemical equilibria and energy relationships to organic reactions.

F. Develop sufficient laboratory experience to insure his or her ability to function in practical organic laboratory operations.

A. Bonding Theories and Properties of Organic Molecules

B. Acid/Base Theories

C. Alkanes and Alkenes

D. Alkyl Halides

E. Alcohols

F. Alkynes

Student Evaluation
Periodic tests, homework assignments, a cumulative final exam, and laboratory reports will be used for the evaluation of this course.