CHEM-2070-001 (Fall 2017)

CHEM-2070-001 (Fall 2017)



Gorden Organic I Syllabus Fall 2017 FINAL.pdf

Course Description: What is this course about?

This course focuses on the in-depth study of organic chemistry including structure, nomenclature, reactions, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, synthesis and spectroscopic structure determination organized by the functional group approach. In the first semester, we will focus on considers alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols, and ethers. Pre-requisites are CHEM 1040 or CHEM 1120 or CHEM 1127 or some equivalent.

Why is this course important?

The purpose of this course is to provide a solid introduction to Organic Chemistry, the so-called “chemistry of life” which is based on the chemistry of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen. Understanding the interactions of these four elements and their reactivity allows one to begin to understand on the molecular level how these are the primary building blocks for larger molecules. Because of this, Organic Chemistry is the foundation for many disciplines including chemical synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and biochemistry, and it is critical for students to master key concepts including nomenclature, simple reactions, and mechanisms.



Required Text:    Organic Chemistry, David Klein 3rd ed. J. Wiley and Sons, 2017.

                             Ball and Stick Model Set (any one you like)

                             Access to the WileyPLUS HOMEWORK

Recommended:  Student Study Guide and Solutions Manual for the Klein Text


Some Helpful Files:

Periodic Chart

MCAT Topics  or Weblink:MCAT Topics from AAMC

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