Organic Chemistry

Course Description

This is an introduction to the physical properties and chemical behavior of important classes of organic compounds, focusing on hydrocarbons and haloalkanes. Topics include retrosynthesis, spectroscopic structure determination, and the reaction mechanism. Laboratory experiments will involve the synthesis of simple compounds and the characterization of those compounds using gas chromatography (GC), and infrared (IR), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. This course is for chemistry majors or those in closely-allied fields such as biochemistry and chemical engineering.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
21589 CHEM 12A 02 ·T·R··· 12:30 PM-01:45 PM Brendan Mar SC1102
·T·R··· 08:30 AM-11:20 AM SC2210

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-09-26 to 2022-12-16.

Footnote Information

CHEM-012A-02: Fully ON-CAMPUS. This class meets on-campus each week on scheduled days and times as noted in the class listing.

Course Details

5 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 3
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 6
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


CHEM D001C or CHEM D01CH with a grade of C or better
EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or (EWRT D01AS and EWRT D01AT) or ESL D005.
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