Organic Chemistry 1


Instructor: Darren Hamilton
Course Dates:  May 24 – June 29, 2016
Class Meeting Times:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday   9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lab Meeting Times: 
Tuesday and Thursday   1:00 – 4:30 pm
Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA Lecture: Carr 102 Lab: Carr LL 10 
$1400 and $700 Course fee

Note: Students will need to purchase a model kit (ca. $30) and a laboratory notebook and safety goggles (total ca. $25).

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, alkynes, and alkyl halides. Laboratory work includes exposure to techniques for the preparation, isolation, purification and identification of organic molecules.

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