2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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CHEM 220 - Introductory Organic Chemistry

Credits: 4
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Campus/Sites Offered: Charleston
Offering Note: No additional information available.

Introduction to the properties of organic functional groups and to elementary laboratory techniques.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Interpret IUPAC names of organic compounds to draw correct structures from names and differentiate between isomers (structural, geometric, or stereoisomers).
  2. Recognize different bonding concepts including resonance and formal charges and use these concepts to predict structure and reactivity of simple organic compounds.
  3. Identify an organic transformation as a substitution, addition, elimination, oxidation-reduction, or acid-base reaction.
  4. Predict products, reagents, or starting materials in simple organic reactions applied to hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, oxygen-containing and nitrogen-containing functional groups.
  5. Draw and/or complete arrow-pushing mechanisms for reactions of simple to moderate complexity.
  6. Apply organic structural and reactivity concepts to molecules of biological importance and complexity. 
  7. Practice basic laboratory techniques used for the preparation, purification, separation, and identification of organic compounds such as recrystallization, distillation, extraction, chromatography, melting point determination, and spectroscopy. 

Prerequisite:  CHEM 122  
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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