About CHEM 1580 Z1

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.


Lab Fee $75 for supplies; Prereqs: CHEM 1100 or CHEM 1400; Colocated with CHEM 1582 OL1, non-lab section Course is hybrid

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

Lectures are offered online asynchronously. All labs must be completed in order to pass the course. All work must be completed by the due date.


Students are evaluated based upon their performance on six weekly exams and laboratory work.

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