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  • Chemistry (CHEMI)   2551 (IAI CHM 913)
    Organic Chemistry I

    5 credit hours

    This is the first semester of a one-year course in Organic Chemistry for science and engineering majors. Topics include bonding principles, functional groups and their properties, isomerism, stereochemistry, nomenclature, synthesis and reactions of alkanes and cycloalkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, alkyl halides, and conjugated dienes. Mechanisms include addition, elimination, rearrangement, and substitution. Laboratory emphasizes small-scale techniques, separations, purifications, syntheses, and infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Prerequisite: Chemistry 1552 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. (3 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)