SRJC Course Outlines

8/8/2022 1:40:18 PMCHEM 12A Course Outline as of Fall 2014

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 12ATitle:  ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  
Full Title:  Organic Chemistry
Last Reviewed:2/10/2020

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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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For students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a closely related field such as molecular and cell biology. The first 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 to a four-year college or university are expected to complete this sequence prior to their junior year.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CHEM 1B OR Course Completion of CHEM 4B


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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For students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a closely related field such as molecular and cell biology. The first 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 to a four-year college or university are expected to complete this sequence prior to their junior year.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CHEM 1B OR Course Completion of CHEM 4B
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 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:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: CHEM 150 Organic Chemistry for Science Majors I, with Lab SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CHEM12A
 CID Descriptor: CHEM 160S Organic Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence A SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CHEM12A AND CHEM12B

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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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.  Propose appropriate synthetic routes for organic compounds, use reaction mechanisms to explain those routes, and modern analytical methods to analyze and identify the products.
4.  Perform laboratory experiments safely and interpret observations in order to validate theoretical ideas.
5.  Maintain laboratory notebook and complete written reports detailing conclusions based on the notebook record.
 

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1.  Predict and explain three-dimensional structures, including
   conformational changes, for organic compounds.
2.  Name organic compounds.
3.  Predict structures for products of organic reactions.
4.  Predict and explain relative physical properties and reactivities of organic compounds.
5.  Suggest appropriate methods for the syntheses of organic compounds.
6.  Predict and explain mechanisms for organic reactions.
7.  Make observations and apply chemical concepts in the laboratory.
8.  Use common laboratory techniques to synthesize, isolate, purify, and
   identify organic compunds.
9. Analyze compounds by instrumental methods.

Topics and Scope
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LECTURE MATERIAL
1.  Bonding and structure of organic compounds
2.  Alkanes, cycloalkanes and alkyl halides
3.  Stereochemistry
4.  Alkenes, alkynes and alcohols
5.  Nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions
6.  Dienes and polyenes
7.  Aromaticity and aromatic compounds
8.  Spectroscopy
LABORATORY MATERIAL
1.  Crystallization
2.  Melting point determination
3.  Spectroscopy
4.  Distillations
5.  Chromatography
6.  Extraction
7.  Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
8.  Infrared (IR) spectroscopy
9.  Isolation of organic compounds
10. Synthesis of organic compounds
11. Structure determination
12. Maintaining a research-style laboratory notebook

Assignments:
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1.  Specific reading and study assignments averaging 40-50 pages per week.
2.  Completion of end-of-chapter exercises averaging 20-25 problems per
   week.
3.  Laboratory experiments: identification of unknowns and products of
   reactions by physical, instrumental, and spectroscopic methods.
4. Laboratory notebook records detailing experimental observations and typed
    reports summarizing findings. (10-15 reports per semester)
5.  Lecture and laboratory exams (4 to 6) 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
10 - 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
10 - 20%
Lab skill technique/accurate lab results
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
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 - 5%
Class Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Organic Chemistry, 8th ed., Francis Carey, McGraw Hill, 2011
Organic Chemistry, 4th ed., Maitland Jones, Jr., W.W. Norton & Co. 2010
Introduction to Organic Laboratory Techniques: A Microscale Approach,
    5th ed., Pavia, Lampman, Kriz, and Engel, Brooks/Cole, 2013
Multiscale Operational Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed., Lehman, Pearson 2009

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