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Organic I: Struct & Reactivity

Organic Chemistry I: Structure and Reactivity
This course will provide students with an introduction to the structure and reactivity of organic molecules sufficient to continue directly to study of biochemistry (CHEM 0322). Topics covered will include models of chemical bonding, acid-base relationships, three-dimensional molecular structure (conformations and stereochemistry), reaction mechanisms and energy diagrams, substitution and elimination reactions, carbonyl reactions (additions, reductions, interconversions, and alpha-reactivity), and the fundamentals of biological molecules (carbohydrates, DNA, and RNA). Laboratory experiments will include purification techniques (recrystallization, distillation, extraction, and chromatography) as well as microscale organic reactions that complement the lecture portion of the course. (CHEM 0104 or CHEM 0107) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. prelab.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Natural Sciences
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Spring 2015

CHEM0203A-S15 Lecture (Bunt)
CHEM0203T-S15 Discussion (Oster)
CHEM0203U-S15 Discussion (Oster)
CHEM0203W-S15 Lab (Oster)
CHEM0203X-S15 Lab (Oster)

Fall 2014

CHEM0203A-F14 Lecture (Byers)
CHEM0203B-F14 Lecture (Bunt)
CHEM0203C-F14 Lecture (Bunt)
CHEM0203T-F14 Discussion (Oster)
CHEM0203U-F14 Discussion (Oster)
CHEM0203V-F14 Discussion (Oster)
CHEM0203W-F14 Lab (Oster)
CHEM0203X-F14 Lab (Oster)
CHEM0203Y-F14 Lab (Oster)
CHEM0203Z-F14 Lab (Oster)