Organic Chemistry

Course Description

An introduction to the physical properties and chemical behavior of important classes of organic compounds, focusing on hydrocarbons and haloalkanes. Emphasis on retrosynthesis, spectroscopic structure determination, and reaction mechanism. Laboratory experiments involving the synthesis of simple compounds and the characterization of those compounds using gas chromatography (GC), and infrared (IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. For chemistry majors or those in closely allied fields such as biochemistry and chemical engineering.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
21588 CHEM 12A 2 M·W·F·· 11:30 AM-12:20 PM Brendan Mar S32
M·W···· 02:30 PM-05:20 PM SC2210

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2018-09-24 to 2018-12-14.

Course Details

5 Units
Three hours lecture, six hours laboratory (108 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


CHEM 1C with a grade of C or better.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or ESL 5.
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