||Meets MnTC Goal Areas 2 and 3. This course is the first course of a two-course series (CHEM2224 and CHEM2225). Students will learn organic chemistry principles including introduction to the classification, structure, reactions and reaction mechanisms of carbon compounds. The following topics will be included: structures and properties of organic compounds, methane and the alkanes, stereo chemistry, substitution and elimination reactions, electrophilic and free radical addition, alkenes, alkynes, and various functional groups, conjugation and resonance, benzene and the aromatics, aromatic-aliphatic compounds, alcohols and ethers. The course includes a lab which will include techniques for the purification, synthesis and characterization of organic compounds and the study of organic reactions. Green chemistry techniques will be practiced whenever possible.
- Determine nomenclature.
- Compare functional groups.
- Predict solubility.
- Compare reaction mechanisms.
- Compare stereochemistry.
- Predict reactivity.
- Predict reaction products.
- Compare solvent interactions.
- Formulate reaction synthesis outlines.
- Perform separation techniques.
- Perform organic chemical characterization techniques.
- Use green chemistry principles.
- Use the scientific method to solve problems.
- Collect experimental data.
- Analyze data.
- Write laboratory reports in scientific journal style.
- Communicate results in oral or written form.
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