Mar 23, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
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CH 241 - Organic Chemistry 1

4 Credit(s)

First course of organic chemistry sequence for science and health science majors, with a green chemistry emphasis. Introduces organic functional groups, emphasizing hydrocarbons, with bonding theory, nomenclature, and reaction mechanisms. It is recommended to take the accompanying lab, CH 247 (2 credits), at the same time as the lecture.

Prerequisite: CH 222  
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

1. Describe the bonding and geometry of organic molecules

2. Apply the principle of resonance to the structures and energies of organic molecules

3. Apply the principles of equilibrium and kinetics to organic reactions

4. Identify and describe the stereochemical aspects of the structures of organic molecules

5. Apply the principles of inductive and steric effects to the reactivities of organic molecules

6. Evaluate the reactants and solvents and be able to predict both the products and the reaction mechanism for S N 2, S N 1, E2 and E1 reactions.

7. For hydrocarbons, halides, and alcohols:

a) describe the characteristic structure

b) relate molecular structure to physical properties

c) correlate molecular structure with names

d) describe characteristic reaction mechanisms

e) state specific reactions

8. Apply knowledge of specific reactions to synthesis problems

9. Use the Principles of Green Chemistry to evaluate chemical reactions

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