SRJC Course Outlines

2/24/2018 12:02:36 PMCHEM 8 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 8Title:  INTRO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  
Full Title:  Introductory Organic Chemistry
Last Reviewed:11/19/2012

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total7.00 Contact Total122.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0Total Student Learning Hours: 0 

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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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the principles, nomenclature, structure and reaction mechanisms of organic chemistry.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CHEM 1A and Course Completion of ENGL 1A OR Course Completion of CHEM 42 and Course Completion of ENGL 1A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An introduction to the principles, nomenclature, structure and reaction mechanisms of organic chemistry.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CHEM 1A and Course Completion of ENGL 1A OR Course Completion of CHEM 42 and Course Completion of ENGL 1A
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceFall 1981
 B3Laboratory Activity  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesFall 1981
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify and explain the basic concepts, terminology, and theories of organic chemistry and biochemistry.
2. Relate the molecular level structures of organic and biological compounds to their physical and chemical properties.
3. Predict and explain reactivity of organic compounds using reaction mechanisms.
4. Perform experiments safely and interpret observations in order to validate concepts in the laboratory.

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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1.  Predict and explain three-dimensional structure and conformational changes for organic compounds.
2.  Apply rules of nomenclature for naming organic compounds.
3.  Deduce the structures for products of organic reactions.
4.  Predict and explain relative physical properties of organic compounds.
5.  Predict and explain relative reactivities of organic compounds.
6.  Suggest appropriate methods for the syntheses of organic compounds.
7.  Propose mechanisms for organic reactions.
8.  Compare and contrast structures and properties of biological compounds.
9. Apply selected organic and biological chemistry concepts and theories to contemporary issues such as health, nutrition, or the environment.
10.  Make observations and apply chemical concepts in the laboratory.
11. Analyze compounds by instrumental methods.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Bonding and Structure of Organic Compounds
      A.  Lewis Structures
      B.  Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Theory
      C.  Resonance and Formal Charge
      D.  Hybridization
      E.  Functional Groups
      F.  Curved Arrow Formalism
II.  Acid-Base Chemistry
      A.  Definitions of Acids and Bases
      B.  Acidity and pKa
III.  Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
      A.  Physical Properties
      B.  Nomenclature
      C.  Constitutional Isomers
      D.  Conformations and Newman Projections
IV.  Alkenes and Alkynes
      A.  Nomenclature
      B.  Geometric (cis-trans) Isomerism
      C.  Electrophilic Addition
      D.  Mechanism of Electrophilic Additions
      E.  Hydrogenation
V.  Stereochemistry
      A.  Enantiomers and Diastereomers
      B.  Properties of Chiral and Achiral Compounds
      C.  Meso Compounds and Racemates
VI.  Aromatic Compounds
VII.  Alcohols, Ethers and Sulfur Compounds
      A.  Structure
      B.  Elimination Reactions of Alcohols
      C.  Oxidation Reactions
VIII.  Substitution and Elimination Reactions
      A.  SN1 and SN2 Reactions
      B.  E1 and E2 Reactions
      C.  Factors Influencing the Occurrence of Each Mechanism
IX.  Aldehydes and Ketones
      A.  Structure
      B.  Nucleophilic Addition
      C.  Multistep Syntheses
X.  Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
      A.  Structure and Physical Properties
      B.  Acid-Base Properties
      C.  Nucleophilic Substitution
XI.  Amines
      A.  Structure
      B.  Acid-Base Properties
      C.  Reactions
XII.  Carbohydrates
      A.  Monosaccharides
      B.  Stereochemistry and Mutarotation
      C.  Disaccharides
      D.  Polysaccharides
XIII.  Amino Acids and Proteins
      A.  Structure and Classification
      B.  Levels of Organization
      C.  Biochemical Significance
XIV.  Nucleic Acids

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1.  Specific reading and study assignments, 30-45 pages per week.
2.  Homework exercises, 15-20 problems per week.
3.  Written laboratory reports 10-15, including a discussion of each experiment.
4.  Lecture and laboratory exams, 3-6.
5. Comprehensive final exam.
6. Lab Skill Demonstration.

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 - 35%
Lab Reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 10%
Homework
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 2%
Lab Skills
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 75%
Lecture and lab exams, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks:
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Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 4th Ed., Brown and Poon, Wiley, 2011.
The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual: A Student's Guide to Techniques, 8th Ed., Zubrick, Wiley, 2011.
Essential Organic Chemistry, Bruice, Prentice Hall, 2009
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, 7th ed., McMurry, Brooks/Cole, 2010
Organic Chemistry, Hill and Barbaro, Contempory Publishing Company of Raleigh, 2004 (classic)
Techniques for the Organic Laboratory: Microscale and Macroscale, Pavia, Lampman, Kriz, and Engel, Brooks/Cole, 2006 (classic)

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