Organic Chemistry I

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Natural Science

Course Number: 
0212
Institution: 
Hampshire College
This course is an introduction to the structure, properties, reactivity, and spectroscopy of organic molecules, as well as their significance in our daily lives. We will first lay down the groundwork for the course, covering bonding, physical properties of organic compounds, stereochemistry, and kinetics and thermodynamics of organic reactions. We will then move on to the reactions of alkanes, alkyl halides, alcohols and ethers, alkenes, and alkynes, emphasizing the molecular mechanisms that allow us to predict and understand chemical behavior. Lastly, we will discuss the identification of compounds by mass spectrometry, NMR and infrared spectroscopy. Student-led discussions will address the role organic molecules play in biology, industry, society, and the environment. Additionally, weekly problem-solving sessions will be held to foster skill in mechanistic and synthetic thinking. The laboratory will provide an introduction to the preparation, purification, and identification of organic molecules. Prerequisite: High school chemistry
Comments: 

Writing and Research Quantitative Skills Independent Work Prerequisite: high school chemistry

Linked Course: 
Y
Linked Course Comments: 

This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.

Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
310492

Course Sections

Organic Chemistry I
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Rayane Moreira

rfmNS@hampshire.edu

10:30AM-11:50AM M,W,F;01:00PM-05:00PM W

Cole Science Center 121;Cole Science Center 2-CHEM