ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I - CHEM 2411

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Will cover fundamentals of contemporary organic chemistry including electronic structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of ... This one semester course will adequately prepare students for biochemistry courses. ... Online homework 4.8%.
Principles of Organic Chemistry CHEM 2455

Catalog Description: Comprehensive one semester course that emphasizes those aspects of organic chemistry that are relevant to the study of biology. Whenever possible, correlations to biological molecules, medicine and disease will be made. Will cover fundamentals of contemporary organic chemistry including electronic structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of carbonyl and carboxylic acid derivatives. This one semester course will adequately prepare students for biochemistry courses. Will not fulfill the organic chemistry requirement for chemistry majors.

Prerequisites: Grade of C in CHEM 1212 & CHEM 1212L (or their equivalents). Co-requisite: CHEM 2455L

Textbook: Soderberg Organic Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis (This book is a freely-distributed book.)

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of CHEM 2455, students will be able to:

1. Identify the various organic functional groups present in the structure of an organic molecule. 2. Give the correct name of an organic compound when provided the structure of the compound, and give the correct structure of a compound when provided the name. 3. Understand basic concepts of structure and bonding in organic compounds, including constitutional isomerism, stereoisomerism, conformational analysis, and structural effects on the physical and chemical properties of organic compounds. 4. Apply fundamental chemical principles including: thermodynamics, kinetics, and acid-base behavior to explain the chemical behavior and reactivity of organic compounds. 5. Demonstrate specific knowledge of the nomenclature, synthesis, reactions and chemical properties of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, carboxylic acids derivatives, and amines. 6. Predict the product(s) of an organic reaction(s) consisting of one or several steps, correctly taking into account aspects of stereo-, regio-, and chemoselectivity.

Grading: Clicker Quizzes (one at start of each lecture) 4.5% Clicker Participation (CP) during each lecture 2.5%

Problem Sets 4.86% Online homework 4.8% Exams: 9/1, 9/22, 10/20, 11/15 66.67% Final Exam – Thursday, December 8, 11-1 pm 16.67% 100 %

Grading Scale: A: 100-85; B: 84-75; C: 74-60; D 59-50; F: 49-0%

UWG Website – Important Information for all STUDENTS to read

http://www.westga.edu/assetsDept/vpaa/Common_Language_for_Course_Syllabi.pdf

Course Outline

1) Orbitals and Hybridization 2) Lewis Structures and Formal Charges 3) Functional groups 4) Resonance 5) Noncovalent interactions 6) Conformations 7) Stereoisomerism 8) Acids and Bases 9) Energy Diagrams 10) Nucleophilic carbonyl addition reactions Hemiacetals, acetals (glycolytic bonds) Imine (Schiff base) Oxidation and reduction 11) Acyl substitution reactions Carboxylic acids and Carboxylic acid derivatives Acyl phosphates Thioesters Esters Amides and peptide bonds Oxidation and reduction 12) Reactions with stabilized carbanion intermediates Aldol Carboxylation and decarboxylations

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