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CHEM 246 Organic Chemistry for Majors I 6.5 Credits

This course offers a basic foundation for modern organic chemistry. Lecture topics include: the chemistry of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, cycloalkenes, and alkynes, free radical substitution, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, ionic addition, and free radical addition reactions. Lab topics include recrystallization, distillation, chromatography, liquid-liquid extraction, and simple chemical reactions, including an elimination reaction to prepare an alkene and several substitution reactions to prepare alkyl halides. Introduction to the use of IR and 1-H NMR as structure identification tools.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHEM.
Prerequisites: CHEM 103 [Min Grade: D] or CHEM 123 [Min Grade: D]

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