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CHM 235 General Organic Chemistry I
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#: CHM2235
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 2 Labs, 1 Recitation
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: A comprehensive study of organic chemistry with emphasis on reactivity and synthesis. Topics include the areas of structure and bonding, molecular properties, alkanes, cycloalkanes, stereochemistry, mechanisms for organic reactions, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and conjugated dienes. In-person lab experience includes laboratory techniques and practice with emphasis on separations, purification, synthesis, halide reactivity, and spectroscopic identification of organic structures. Prerequisite: CHM152.

Prerequisites: CHM152

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe the bonding properties of carbon with other atoms. (CSLO 2)
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the relationships between a compound's structure and its physical properties, and between its structure and chemical properties. (CSLO 2)
3. (Knowledge Level) Define acids and bases in terms of Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis acid-base theory. (CSLO 2,4)
4. (Comprehension Level) Explain bond dissociation energy, activation energy, and enthalpy of reaction in terms of transition state theory. (CSLO 2)
5. (Analysis Level) Outline the accepted reaction mechanisms for nucleophilic substitution, elimination, electrophilic addition, and free radical reactions as applied to alkanes, organic halogen compounds, alkenes, alkynes, and conjugated dienes. (CSLO 2,4)
6. (Analysis Level) Use facts to compare confirmation stabilities of cyclic and acyclic compounds. (CSLO 4)
7. (Knowledge Level) Name and draw structures of appropriate examples of organic compounds. (CSLO 2)
8. (Analysis Level) Outline successful stepwise syntheses of organic compounds from simpler starting compounds. (CSLO 2,4)
9. (Evaluation Level) Interpret infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectra. (CSLO 2)
10. (Comprehension Level) Describe valid methods of separating stereoisomers from each other, and use accepted nomenclature conventions to define the structures of stereoisomers. (CSLO 2)
11. (Evaluation Level) Identify and evaluate chemical hazards for all chemicals involved in each laboratory experiment. (CSLO 2,4)
12. (Knowledge Level) Cite the location and operation of common laboratory safety equipment in the laboratory, such as fire extinguisher(s), eyewash station, and safety shower. (CSLO 2)
13. (Synthesis Level) Prepare valid written reports using an organized scientific method and format to include presenting and analyzing data and observations and reporting rational conclusions using appropriate chemical terminology. (CSLO 4)
14. (Application Level) Safely use appropriate personal protective equipment, such as goggles, lab apron, gloves, shoes, and other safety gear. (CSLO 2)
15. (Synthesis Level) Maintain a detailed laboratory notebook that correctly records your work in the lab. (CSLO 2,4)
16. (Synthesis Level) Given a written experimental procedure and plan, complete a series of steps to safely and successfully complete the experiment in the allotted time. (CSLO 2,4)
17. (Evaluation Level) Record and interpret quantitative and qualitative data successfully. Perform calculations using the proper number of significant figures and appropriate terminology. (CSLO 4)
18. (Synthesis Level) Perform laboratory operations and measurements using standard-size or microscale organic chemistry glassware according to accepted procedures. (CSLO 2)
19. (Application Level) Perform valid melting point temperature determinations. (CSLO 2)
20. (Application Level) Perform successful vacuum filtrations. (CSLO 2)
21. (Application Level) Prepare purified products using crystallization, distillation, liquid-liquid extractions, and other appropriate methods successfully. (CSLO 2)
22. (Synthesis Level) Perform effective chromatographic separations of organic chemicals, using techniques such as column chromatography, thin-layer chromatography or gas chromatography. (CSLO 2)
23. (Synthesis Level) Perform valid instrumental analyses of prepared samples using melting point, infrared (IR) spectrometry or gas chromatography (GC), or nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR). (CSLO 2,4)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
American Chemical Society Guidelines for Chemistry in Two Year Colleges