Fall 2021

Organic Chemistry I

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-221

Formerly listed as: CHEM-21

Moodle site: Course


David E. Hansen (Section 01)
Lauren M. Reutenauer (Section 01)
Ren Wiscons (Section 01)


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, stereochemistry, acid-base properties, nucleophilic substitution reactions, and spectroscopy. 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. Each laboratory section is limited to 20 students. In the fall, sufficient sections will be added to meet total enrollment. The spring semester is limited to two laboratory sections.  Three hours of lecture, one hour of discussion section, and three and one-half hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: CHEM 161 or CHEM 165.

Fall Semester: Professors Hansen and Wiscons; Spring Semester: Professor Wiscons. 


Lab Science Course, Quantitative Reasoning


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022