Fall 2008

Organic Chemistry I

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-21


David E. Hansen (Sections 01, 02, 03, 04 and 05)


A study of the structure of organic compounds and of the influence of structure upon the chemical and physical properties of these substances. The following topics are emphasized: hybridization, resonance theory, spectroscopy, stereochemistry, acid-base properties and nucleophilic substitution reactions. Periodically, examples will be chosen from recent articles in the chemical, biochemical, and biomedical literature. Laboratory work introduces the student to basic laboratory techniques and methods of instrumental analysis. Four hours of class and four hours of laboratory per week. Requisite: Chemistry 12 or equivalent. Fall semester. Professor Hansen.