Chemistry 261

Chemistry 261 CH 261
Basic Organic Chemistry I 3 (3-0-3-0)

Structure, three-dimensional shape, physical properties, and reactivity of simple organic compounds based on their functional groups; introduction to structure determination. Highlights applications to compounds of importance and interest in the natural and industrial world, including petrochemicals, halogenated organics, and polymers. Laboratory work introduces basic manipulative techniques and illustrates some of the more important reactions covered in lectures.

Note: Open to first-year students.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 101 [C- minimum grade required]
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