Organic Chemistry

Course Description

An exploration of the physical properties and chemical behavior of important classes of organic compounds, focusing on: alkynes, polyenes; aromatic compounds; alcohols, thiols, and ethers; and aldehydes and ketones and their derivatives. Emphasis on retrosynthesis, spectroscopic structure determination, and reaction mechanism. Laboratory experiments involving the synthesis of simple compounds and the characterization of those compounds using chromatography and infrared (IR), ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis), 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
32212 CHEM 12B 2 M·W·F·· 11:30 AM-12:20 PM Brendan Mar SC1102
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 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-29.

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 12A with a grade of C or better.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or ESL 5.
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