SRJC Course Outlines

10/1/2022 5:15:27 AMCHEM 8 Course Outline as of Fall 2000

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 8Title:  INTRO ORGANIC CHEM  
Full Title:  Introductory Organic Chemistry
Last Reviewed:11/26/2018

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 DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

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

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Chem 1A.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to the principles, nomenclature, structure and reaction mechanisms of Organic Chemistry.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Chem 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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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A successful student in Chemistry 8 should be able to:
- use bonding theories to explain structures and structural features of
  organic compounds
- use intermolecular forces to predict and explain the relative boiling
  points, melting points and water solubilities of organic compounds
- name simple organic compounds using the IUPAC system of nomenclature
- apply resonance theory to organic compounds
- apply acid-base theories to organic compounds
- predict and draw the possible conformations of alicyclic and cyclic
  organic compounds
- predict if a given organic structure is chiral and optically active
- determine the stereochemical relationship between pairs of compounds
- predict the influence a change in structure will have on an organic
  reaction
- predict and explain the products of reactions involving organic
  compounds
- predict if a substitution reaction is occuring by the SN1 or SN2
  mechanism
- predict if an elimination reaction is occurring by the E1 or E2
  mechanism
- write a logical mechanism for an organic reaction
- predict if a structure is aromtic
- apply the principles of organic chemistry to biomolecules such as
  carbohydrates and proteins
- demonstrate an understanding of theoretical ideas in organic chemistry
  by application of these concepts to performed experiments
- learn appropriate laboratory skills germane to organic chemistry,
  including crystallization, extraction, distillation, chromatography
  and spectroscopic methods
- understand the theory behind crystallization, extraction,
  distillation, chromatography and spectroscopic methods
- operate the infrared spectrophotometer
- analyze infrared spectra
- operate a gas chromatograph
- analyze a gas chromatogram
- effectively communicate observations and subsequent conclusions by
  means of written laboratory reports

Topics and Scope
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LECTURE MATERIAL
1.  Bonding and structure of organic compounds
2.  Acid-base chemistry
3.  Organic reactions
4.  Alkanes and cycloalkanes
5.  Stereochemistry
6.  Alkenes
7.  Alkynes
8.  Alcohols, ethers and sulfur compounds
9.  Aldehydes and ketones
10. Carbohydrates
11. Carboxylic acids
12. Derivatives of carboxylic acids
13. Amines
14. Polypeptides and Proteins
LABORATORY MATERIAL
1.  Crystallization
2.  Melting point determinations
3.  Infrared spectroscopy
4.  Simple distillation
5.  Gas chromatography
6.  Liquid-liquid Extraction
7.  Steam distillation
8.  Polarimetry
9.  Isolation of organic compounds
10. Synthesis of organic compounds
11. Structure determination

Assignments:
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Assignments for Chemistry 8 include:
1.  specific reading and study assignments (averaging 40-50 pages per
   week)
2.  completion of end-of-chapter exercises (averaging 25-30 pages per
   week)
3.  writing (on average) one laboratory report per week and previewing
   upcoming laboratory experiments and completion of the required
   pre-laboratory assignment.

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 - 60%
Written homework, Lab reports, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Homework problems, Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
1 - 5%
Class performances, LAB SKILL EVALUATION
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 70%
PROBLEM SOLVING AND SHORT ESSAY
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: McMurry, Brooks/Cole, 1998
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: A BRIEF COURSE: Atkins and Carey, McGraw Hill, 1997
INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: Brown, Saunders, 1999
MICROSCALE TECHNIQUES FOR THE ORGANIC LAB: Mayo and Pike, Wiley, 1998
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY MANUAL: Svoronos and Sarlo, W.C. Brown, 1997

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