About CHEM 1580 A

Properties and reactivity of basic organic compounds of technological and biological significance. Not recommended for pre-medical students. Credit not awarded for both CHEM 1580 and CHEM 1150, CHEM 1152, CHEM 1582, CHEM 1500, or CHEM 2580. Prerequisite: CHEM 1100 or CHEM 1450.


Prereqs enforced by the system: CHEM 1100 or 1450; Must register for a CHEM 1580 lab, L01-L09; $85 fee: Chem Lab Supplies; Open to Degree and PACE students; Cross listed with CHEM 1582 A.; total combined enrollment = 185

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. Textbook: Smith; Organic Chemistry; 7th ed; ISBN 978-1-264-14153-1 Online Component: ALEKS 360; McGraw Hill (18 week access)

Section Expectation

All labs must be completed in order to pass the course. Attendance for all lectures and exams is expected. All work must be completed by the due date. The final exam must be taken to pass the course.


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

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