Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Requirements: 1 year with Lab
Chem 33, 35
OR Chem 33, 35, 130 (lab), 131 (NOTE: Chem 130/131 are not required except for Chem majors)
CHEM 33: Structure and Reactivity
Organic chemistry, functional groups, hydrocarbons, stereochemistry, thermochemistry, kinetics, chemical equilibria. Recitation. Prerequisite: 31A,B, or 31X, or an AP Chemistry score of 5.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
CHEM 35: Synthetic and Physical Organic Chemistry
The structure and reactivity of mono- and polyfunctionalized molecules; retrosynthetic analysis and multi-step chemical synthesis. Course will emphasize deductive logic and reasoning skills through conceptual learning. Students gain an appreciation for the profound impact of organic chemistry on humankind in fields ranging from biology and medicine to gastronomy, agriculture, and materials science. A three hour lab section provides hands on experience with modern chemical methods for preparative and analytical chemistry. Prerequisite: Chem 33
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
CHEM 130: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Intermediate organic chemistry laboratory, including synthesis and spectroscopy. Nobel prize winning reactions and characterization techniques, such as Diels-Alder and modified Wittig reactions, as well as IR, NMR, and GCMS; Biodiesel synthesis and lipid characterization. Prerequisite: Chem 35 taken in Aut 2014-15 or later, or Chem 35 and 36. Corequisite: 131.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
CHEM 131: Organic Polyfunctional Compounds
Aromatic compounds, polysaccharides, amino acids, proteins, natural products, dyes, purines, pyrimidines, nucleic acids, and polymers. Prerequisite: 35.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit