Organic Chemistry I

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:

001, 501


Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the nomenclature, structure, and reactions of organic compounds.


Course Details


Prerequisite: CHM 1046 or equivalent with a grade of C or better

Corequisite: CHM 2210L



Travis Bates


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Organic Chemistry, 8th ed., Bruice. ISBN: 9780134466729

OR  Mastering Chemistry with Pearson eText – Stand-Alone Access Card (18-week), ISBN- 9780136780571, 24-month ISBN: 9780134261430


Assignment/course outline:

Throughout the semester, we will cover the following topics:

  • Electronic Structure and Bonding
  • Acids and Bases
  • Organic Compounds: Nomenclature, Physical Properties and Structure
  • Isomers
  • Alkenes
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Alkynes
  • Delocalized Electrons
  • Substitution and Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides
  • Reactions of Alcohols, Ethers, Epoxides, Amines and Sulfur-Containing Compounds


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 2 - Natural Science: Explore the Nature of Science

The purpose of the study of the natural sciences component in the core curriculum is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to understand the bases for building and testing scientific theories.

NS-1 Recognize appropriate scientific terminology

NS-2 Apply scientific principles or concepts 

NS-3 Solve real-world problems using scientific knowledge


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Make use of the language and terminology of chemistry

Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamental concepts in chemistry

Differentiate between competing theories that explain chemical concepts such as Lewis acids and Brønsted-Lowery acids.

Solve problems relating to chemical concepts

Interpret data from chemical experiments graphically or numerically

Identify how technology is used in chemical processes


NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-3

Tests, Quizzes, Cumulative Final, Homework


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Lecture/Teacher facilitated:

The teacher will be leading class discussions on the material contained in the text during each class period using visual aids including PowerPoint presentations, which students have access to via Canvas.


The students will be responsible for solving homework problems,  and forming group study sessions outside of class.

ACE Lab tutors:

Student tutors are available in the lab to provide individualized help. Hours can be found posted each semester on the lab door and/or via the web site.


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