Jan 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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CHEM 331 - Organic Chemistry I

Units: 5
Fundamental principles of organic chemistry including nomenclature, properties and reactions of organic compounds emphasizing reaction mechanisms. Laboratory work in basic techniques and synthesis. Lecture Units: 3; Lab Units: 2.

Prerequisites: CHEM 112 with grade C- or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: Students who have completed CHEM 3301 and CHEM 3302 will receive credit for CHEM 331.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

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. draw the common reaction mechanisms of organic reactions, and be able to indicate the mechanism and type of intermediate involved in the 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. carry out standard functional group transformations of organic compounds, and isolate and characterize the resulting products.

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