CHEM 210 - Organic Chemistry I
This is the first half of a two-semester course in Organic Chemistry. Students are
introduced to fundamental concepts of structure and bonding in organic molecules,
including stereochemistry and chirality while undertaking a systematic study of various
classes of organic molecules including alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, haloalkanes,
alcohols, ethers, and epoxides. The mechanisms of common reactions are covered
with an emphasis on understanding how the movement of electrons is used to
rationalize these processes. Students are also introduced to the design of organic
syntheses. The mandatory labs introduce students to standard organic laboratory
techniques while further illustrating concepts covered in class.
Students must also register in the mandatory lab component of the course, CHEM 210L.
Prerequisite: CHEM 110 with a minimum grade of C. CHEM 111 is recommended.