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CHM 210 - Organic Chemistry I

Credits: 4
Instructional Contact Hours: 4

Provides the basic principles of organic chemistry, including functional groups, nomenclature, mechanisms, reaction types and various reagents. Meets the needs of students in the medical and health fields, engineering fields, and science majors.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 111  with a grade  of "C" or higher
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 60 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Natural Science no Lab
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives  

  1. Communicate effectively.
    1. Demonstrate understanding by reading, speaking, and writing.
    2. Employ critical writing and active listening to obtain or convey information.
    3. Collect and analyze data.
    4. Identify trends, solve problems, and conclude logically by integrating concepts.lusions.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of fundamental concepts of bonding and molecular structure
    1. Describe atoms in terms of atomic structure, orbital electrons configurations and chemical bonding theory.
    2. Explain the basic principles of ionic and covalent bonding.
    3. Describe the relationship of acids, bases, electrophiles and nucleophiles to the reactivity of organic molecules.
    4. Draw and explain resonance structures and formal changeof organic molecules and dipole moments of covalent bonds.
    5. Predict the formation of polar bonds and polar molecules based on electronegativity.
    6. Use the concept of orbital hybridization to describe bonding in organic molecules.
  3. Demonstrate the understanding of basic structures and properties of organic molecules.
    1. Recognize and identify the common organic functional groups and their elemental components.
    2. Use line bonds diagrams to explain chemical structures.
    3. Determine the degrees of unsaturation of a molecule.
    4. Describe the stability, bonding structure and physical properties of alkane, alkene, alkyne, alkyl halides and organometallic compounds.
    5. Explain the stability of aromatic systems using resonance, the importance of aromaticity, and anti-aromatic and non-aromatic compounds
  4. Apply the fundamental rules of nomenclature.
    1. Name and draw the homologous series of alkanes and alkyl groups for the first twelve carbons in the series (C1 through to C12).
    2. Use the rules to name and draw cycloalkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, substituted benzenes, aromatic and organometallic compounds.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of alkane and cycloalkane conformers.
    1. Draw staggered and eclipsed conformers of various alkanes to illustrate their stability
    2. Explain steric and torsional strain of different alkane and cycloalkane conformations.
    3. Draw and identify the axial and equatorial bonds in various cycloalkanes.
    4. Explain the conformational mobility of cyclohexane and its substituted derivatives that produces chair conformers from ring flipping
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the important concepts of stereochemistry.
    1. Explain chiral and achiral molecules, enantiomers and racemates.
    2. Explain optical activity dextrorotatory, levorotatory, specific rotation and plane polarized light.
    3. Draw and name isomers from a given chemical formula.
    4. Classify and draw E and Z stereoisomers of alkenes.
    5. Classify and draw cis and trans stereoisomers of cycloalkanes.
    6. Classify and draw the configuration of enantiomers either in line-bond structures or Fischer projections.
    7. Explain diastereomers, constitutional isomers, stereoisomers and meso-compounds.
  7. Demonstrate and understanding of the major organic reactions and recognize their characteristics.
    1. Describe and identify the major reactions: rearrangement, addition, substitution and elimination reactions.
    2. Describe a chemical reaction in terms of energy diagrams, transition states, bond dissociation energies, rates and equilibria, homogenic and heterogenic reactions, bond breaking and bond making processes.
    3. Use mechanisms to explain the electrophilic addition reactions and syntheses of alkenes and identify the reagents used in these transformations. Explain Markovnikov's rule and the stability of carbocation intermediates in these reactions.
    4. Use mechanisms to explain the major reactions and syntheses of alkynes and identify the reagents used in these transformations.
    5. Use the SN1, SN2, E1 and E2 mechanisms to explain the major reactions and syntheses of alkyl halides. Identify the nucleophiles and bases reagents used in these reactions.

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