2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Organic Chemistry I and II

Summer 2013 quarter

Lydia McKinstry organic chemistry
Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies or careers in
chemistry, biology, environmental science, health-related fields
Successful completion of a year-long college level course in General Chemistry or the equivalent.

This program is designed to be the equivalent of a year-long college level course in organic chemistry.  It will be fast-paced and rigorous with an emphasis on the relationship between the structure and chemical behavior of organic molecules.  Specific topics will include electronic structure, chemical bonding, acid-base properties of organic molecules, stereochemistry, nomenclature, electron delocalization, conjugation, and resonance.  The reactions and mechanisms of nucleophilic substitution, elimination, electrophilic addition in olefinic and aromatic systems, nucleophilic addition and addition-elimination in carbonyl compounds and aromatic compounds, enol/enolate alkylation and acylation, and radical chemistry will be studied in detail. The fundamental theories of mass spectrometry (GC-MS), infrared (FT-IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (FT-NMR) spectroscopies will be presented and the method of spectral interpretation will be used to elucidate the structures of organic molecules.  Simple organometallic chemistry and asymmetric catalysis may also be introduced, if time permits. Course activities will include lectures, small-group problem solving workshops, homework, quizzes and examinations. Well prepared students should expect to spend a minimum of 32 hours each week outside of class meetings, reading, studying and practicing the material.

Advertised Schedule
8:30a-4:30p Tue/Wed for eight weeks (Jun. 25 - Aug. 14)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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Upper Division Science Credit
Up to 6 upper division science credits may be awarded for successful completion of the course requirements.
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