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Chemistry: Intro Organic Chemistry

CHEM 042 Z1 (CRN: 61353)

4 Credit Hours

For crosslists see: CHEM 044 OL1

About CHEM 042 Z1

Properties and reactivity of basic organic compounds of technological and biological significance. Not recommended for pre-medical students. No concurrent credit with, or credit following, credit for CHEM 026, CHEM 028, CHEM 044, CHEM 047, CHEM 141, or CHEM 143. Prerequisite: CHEM 023 or CHEM 031.


Dates: July 1 - August 9, 2019; Hybrid course: lectures online, course includes 2 on campus experiments each Wednesday for five weeks; Lab Fee $75 for supplies; Prereqs: CHEM 023 or CHEM 031; Cross listed with CHEM 044 OL1, non -lab section

Section Description

This is a one semester survey of some of the foundational principles of organic chemistry including bonding, hybridization, resonance theory, isomerism, conformations of cyclic and acyclic alkanes, stereoisomerism, chirality, optical properties of stereoisomers, and implications for living organisms. In terms of functional group chemistry, the course covers, nomenclature, reactions of and ways to synthesize alkenes, alkynes, arenes, halo alkanes, alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amides, acid chlorides, anhydrides and amines as well as the corresponding mechanisms for these reactions.

Section Expectation

This is a hybrid course. Lectures, exams, and homework quizzes will be online. Labs will be done on campus. All labs must be completed in order to pass the course


Students are evaluated based upon their performance on weekly exams, a final exam, laboratory work, and homework quizzes.




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