Courses

  • CHEM-3115 Organic Chemistry I

    An integrated study of atomic and molecular orbital theory with the naming of organic compounds, including an introduction to stereochemistry. A study of structure and reactivity of various types of organic compounds, including alkenes, alkynes, dienes, alkanes, alkyl halides, alcohols, amines, ethers, radicals, and epoxides. Principles of mass spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. Lab exercises include Introduction to lab techniques used in organic analysis, identification, and synthesis, including Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Techniques for determining physical properties, such as melting point, boiling point, and refractive index, as well as performing extraction, recrystallization, sublimation, and distillation. Use of the lab notebook and preparation of a detailed lab report. Lecture - 4 hours; Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.