Course Number & Name:  CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in CHM 104
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: The fundamental synthesis and reaction so f various organic molecules and the role these molecules play in our everyday lives.  The theory behind the reactions is also included along with topics such as resonance and mechanisms.  The lab includes experiments in polymers, flavorings, dyes, perfumes, analgesics, and food colors where the methods employed in the synthesis and purifications of the product are emphasized. 

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe the various classes of organic compounds, correlating the syntheses, reactions, and properties of the molecules with their structures;
  2. identify and explain the various reactions and synthetic methods for preparing different types of organic compounds;
  3. explain the mechanisms of the various reactions of different organic functional groups and describe how these explanations greatly simplify the vast multitude of organic reactions;
  4. describe and apply proficient laboratory techniques used in the synthesis, purification, and identification of organic compounds; and
  5. utilize fundamental laboratory skills including, but not limited to, following directions, making observations, and drawing conclusions.


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