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(CHEM 351) Organic Chemistry I

Study of the structure, stereochemistry, reactions, reaction mechanisms, preparations, and properties of the principal classes of carbon compounds.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite CHEM 106 w/C- or better
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Biochemistry Minor, Biology (BS), Chemistry Education (BS), Chemistry Minor, Health and Human Science (BS), Physical Science Education (BS)

Course Learning Outcomes

To gain a working knowledge of organic chemistry and how it applies to the field of biochemistry through the following:

  1. To be able to properly name organic molecules.
  2. To understand the importance of three-dimensional structures and how this can influence chemical reactivity.
  3. To be able to predict reactivity and product formation with given starting materials and reaction conditions.
  4. To learn how to draw organic reaction mechanisms using arrows and movement of electrons.
  5. To develop the ability to logically approach complex problems and think critically about how to solve them.