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ARCHIVED 2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
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CHEM 205 - Organic Chemistry I (4)

Knowledge of General Chemistry I & II or their equivalent is recommended to be successful in this course.
Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon and its compounds. Organic molecules are building blocks of life. Proteins, fats, sugars, and nucleic acids are some examples of important organic molecules. However, organic chemistry also includes synthetic compounds such as polyesters, plastics, and countless other materials used in everyday life. Through lecture and laboratory, students successfully completing the course will demonstrate an understanding of organic reactions, syntheses, mechanistic, and structural studies of organic compounds. Students will also learn classical organic laboratory skills and instrumentation such as nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared spectroscopy, chromatography, and mass spectroscopy.