Chemistry 201: Organic Chemistry I (Fall 2015)

Course Description: This course is the first of a two-semester sequence in organic chemistry that will cover functional groups ranging from alkanes to alcohols. Within each functional group, we will explore topics in nomenclature, physical and chemical properties, reactions, reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopic analysis.

Course Objectives:
1. Name alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, thiols, and alcohols
2. Recognize structural isomers and stereoisomers
3. Identify enantiomeric pairs and determine optical activity
4. Elucidate reaction mechanisms
5. Display a knowledge of Lewis and Br√łnsted-Lowry Acids/Bases
6. Identify reactions and synthetic preparations of families named in objective #1
7. Use mass spectrometry, infrared, and NMR spectroscopy to identify unknown compounds

Course Syllabus

Lecture Notes and Resources
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