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CHEM& 122
Introduction to Organic Chemistry


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
A survey of organic chemistry. Topics include structure, function and chemistry of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, carboxylic acids, amines, and related compounds; mechanisms, and stereochemistry. Lab work required. Prerequisite: CHEM& 121. Formerly CHEM 108, Organic Chemistry for Health Sciences.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Depict normal chain and cyclic alkanes, alkenes and alkynes with structural formulas, condensed structural formulas, and line angle drawings; use these depictions to differentiate between structural, constitutional, and geometric isomers.
  • Recognize and explain the characteristic chemistry of these organic functional groups: alcohols, amines, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, anhydrides, esters and amides.
  • Complete elementary organic reaction mechanisms via repositioning of electron pairs.
  • Differentiate between aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons; recognize six common aromatic molecules: toluene, phenol, aniline, benzaldehyde, benzoic acid, and xylene.
  • Name simple aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons with substituents; designate chiral centers as R or S.
  • Match the structures of particular organic compounds discussed in class with their important biological effects or commercial uses.
  • Demonstrate the safe use of laboratory glassware, equipment and reagents in order to distinguish between and synthesize simple organic molecules; critique laboratory data in terms of precision, accuracy and explanatory power.

  • Course Topics
  • Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes
  • Benzene and Its Derivatives
  • Alcohols, Ethers and Thiols
  • Chirality
  • Amines
  • Aldehydes and Ketones
  • Carboxylic Acids
  • Anhydrides, Esters and Amides

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    CHEM& 122
    Winter 2013
    1438
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 122
    Winter 2012
    0411
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 122
    Winter 2011
    0411
    Ruth Russo


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.