2020-2021 College Catalog 
    May 15, 2021  
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CHE 215 - Organic Chemistry I

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite: CHE 124  with a grade of C- or better. This course presents organic chemistry with sufficient depth and emphasis on theory for the science major. The following topics are covered: Nomenclature (naming), structure, properties, infrared (IR) spectroscopy, ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy, and mass spectroscopy (MS), reactions of alkenes, alkynes, and dienes (especially electrophilic reactions), resonance and aromaticity, stereochemistry, substitution and elimination reactions of alkyl halides and alcohols, an introduction to multistep synthesis, biomolecules and biological reactions relating to the topics covered. (This includes saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, isomeric biomolecules such as amino acids and carbohydrates, hydration and dehydration reactions, and bio-alkylations such as nucleic acid methylation.) The laboratory will introduce the student to basic techniques in organic chemistry and to keeping scientific notebooks. There are three hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory period each week. Fall