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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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CHEM 230 - Survey of Organic Chemistry

Units: 5
An introduction to the basic principles of organic chemistry with an emphasis on the chemistry of functional groups. Laboratory work in experimental organic chemistry techniques. Lecture Units: 4; Lab Units: 1.

Prerequisites: CHEM 112 with grade C- or better.
Credit Restrictions: Not for chemistry or biochemistry major or minor credit.
Equivalent Quarter Course: CHEM 2301 and CHEM 2302.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Course Typically Offered: Fall ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. predict bonding, nomenclature, chemical properties and some physical properties of organic compounds if the molecular structure is known;
  2. identify common organic functional groups and show a knowledge of the chemistry and reactivity of each functional group;
  3. know and understand the common reaction mechanisms of organic reactions;
  4. safely carry out standard laboratory techniques for the purification of organic compounds, including distillation, recrystallization, column chromatography, thin layer chromatography, and extraction;
  5. measure the infrared spectrum of an unknown solid or liquid and be able to identify the functional groups present.

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