SRJC Course Outlines

12/9/2023 12:49:26 AMCHEM 12B Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 12BTitle:  ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  
Full Title:  Organic Chemistry
Last Reviewed:1/27/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled6.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total9.00 Contact Total157.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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The second semester of an intensive one-year program based upon modern theoretical concepts of organic chemistry. All aspects of fundamental organic chemistry are studied, including nomenclature, chemical and physical properties, reactions and synthesis. The study includes theoretical aspects, reaction mechanisms, and multistep synthesis. Students transferring from a four year college or university are expected to complete this sequence prior to their junior year.

Course Completion of CHEM 12A

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Second semester of a one year program based upon modern  theoretical concepts of organic chemistry.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CHEM 12A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceSpring 2000
 B3Laboratory Activity  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesSpring 2007
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: CHEM 160S Organic Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence A SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CHEM12A AND CHEM12B

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Propose a synthetic route, predict the mechanisms for each step in the synthesis, and perform the synthesis and purification of a specified product from a list of given starting materials, while following common safety regulations and procedures.
2.   Use nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), infrared (IR), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), and/or ultraviolet-visible data to elucidate the structures of unknown compounds and known compounds, and evaluate the success of the synthesis of a specific compound.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Name a wide variety of organic compounds.
2.  Predict and explain relative physical and chemical properties for a
wide variety of organic molecules.
3.  Predict the products and describe the mechanisms for a wide variety of
organic compounds using fundamental chemical principles.
4.  Effectively communicate observations and subsequent conclusions by
means of written laboratory reports.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Alcohols, Ethers, Epoxides and Related Sulfur Compounds
2.  Aldehydes and Ketones
3.  Enols and Enolates
4.  Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
5.  Amines
6. Aromatic Compounds
7.  Aryl Halides and Phenols
8.  Heterocyclic Compounds
9.  Carbohydrates
10.  Lipids
11. Amino Acids and Proteins
12. Nucleic Acids
1.  Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
2. NMR, IR, UV-VIS Spectroscopy
3. Multistep Organic Synthesis
4. Separation, Purification and Qualitative Spectroscopic Analysis

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Assignments for Chemistry 12B include:
1.  Specific reading and study assignments averaging 40-50 pages per week.
2.  Completion of end-of-chapter exercises averaging 20-25 problems/week.
3.  Laboratory experiments (10-15): identification of unknowns and products of
reactions by physical, instrumental, and spectroscopic methods.
4.  A written laboratory report on each experiment detailing
5.  Laboratory practical.
6.  A literature research project on "An Interesting Organic Molecule."
7.  Four to six lecture and laboratory exams plus a comprehensive final
exam. American Chemical Society (ACS) Organic Chemistry Exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 25%
Lab reports, An Interesting Organic Molecule report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
1 - 5%
Lab skill technique/accurate lab results. Lab practical.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
55 - 70%
Exams: Multiple choice, completion, problem solving & short essay involving both lecture and lab material. ACS Org Chem exam.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Class Participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1. Organic Chemistry, 4th ed., Maitland Jones, Jr., W.W. Norton & Company,
2. Multiscale Operational Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed., John W. Lehman, Pearson, 2009

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