Organic Chemistry 1


Instructor: Gary Snyder
Course Dates:   May 30 – July 7, 2017
Class Meeting Times:  Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri   9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lab Meeting Times: 
Tue and Thu   1:00 – 4:30 pm
Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA
$1400 and $700 Course fee

Note: Students will need to purchase a laboratory notebook and safety goggles (total ca. $35).

Introduces the core principles of organic chemistry via a broad treatment of structure and reactivity of carbon compounds. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, acid-base chemistry, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, the chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, and alkyl halides, as well as an introduction to Infrared and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Laboratory work includes exposure to techniques for the separation, isolation, purification, and spectroscopic identification of organic molecules.

Prerequisite:  General Chemistry II with a grade of C or higher

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