SRJC Course Outlines

9/27/2022 4:56:44 AMCHEM 8 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 8Title:  INTRO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  
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:
Course Completion of CHEM 1A OR Course Completion of CHEM 42


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

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 OR Course Completion of CHEM 42
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1.  Predict and explain three-dimensional structure, including
   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.  Make observations and apply chemical concepts in the laboratory.
10. Analyze compounds by instrumental methods.

Topics and Scope
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LECTURE MATERIAL
1.  Bonding and structure of organic compounds
2.  Acid-base chemistry
3.  Alkanes and cycloalkanes
4.  Stereochemistry
5.  Alkenes and alkynes
6.  Aromatic compounds
7.  Alcohols, ethers and sulfur compounds
8.  Substitution and elimination reactions
9.  Aldehydes and ketones
10. Carboxylic acids
11. Derivatives of carboxylic acids
12. Amines
13. Carbohydrates
14. Amino acids and proteins
15. Nucleic acids
LABORATORY MATERIAL
1.  Crystallization
2.  Melting point determinations
3.  Spectroscopy
4.  Distillations
5.  Chromatography
6.  Extraction
7.  Isolation of organic compounds
8.  Synthesis of organic compounds
9.  Structure determination
10. Instrumental methods

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1.  Specific reading and study assignments averaging 30-45 pages per week.
2.  Completion of end-of-chapter exercises averaging 15-20 problems per
   week.
3.  Laboratory experiments: identification of unknowns and products of
   reactions by physical, instrumental, and spectroscopic methods.
4.  A written laboratory report on each experiment detailing
   accomplishments.
5.  Four to six lecture and laboratory exams plus a comprehensive final
   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
15 - 25%
Lab reports
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%
Class performances, Lab skill technique/accurate lab results
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 75%
Multiple choice, completion, 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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Essential Organic Chemistry, Bruice, Prentice Hall, 2009
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, 6th ed., McMurry and Simanek,
Brooks/Cole, 2007
Organic Chemistry, Hill and Barbaro, Contempory Publishing Company of
Raleigh, 2004
Techniques for the Organic Laboratory: Microscale and Macroscale, Pavia,
Lampman, Kriz, and Engel, Brooks/Cole, 2006

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