CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I

Prerequisite: CHM 131 or 134

A study of the chemistry of carbon compounds: organic acids and bases, alkanes and cycloalkanes, stereochemistry, nucleophilic substitution and elimination, alkenes, and alkynes. Emphasis will be placed on nomenclature, physical and chemical properties, reactivity, and reaction mechanisms. This course meets for three hours of lecture per week with an additional three-hour laboratory session each week.


1 Course Credit