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Course Name: Organic Chemistry
Course Number: CHEM 80
Course Objectives:
  • Chemistry 80 students should be able to analyze 3-D, Fisher, and Newman projection formulae to determine their structural relationships and relative energies.
  • Chemistry 80 students will be able to predict products and discuss reaction mechanisms of nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions and be able to draw all associated intermediate and transition intermediates.
  • Chem 80 students will be able to analyze 3D, Fischer and Newman projection formula to determine their structural relationships and relative energies.
  • Chem 80 students will be able to predict products and analyze reaction mechanisms of nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions and be able to draw all associated intermediate and transition states.
  • Provided with a molecular formula and the infrared (IR), 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR spectra for an unknown organic molecule, CHEM 80 students will be able to propose a correct structure for the molecule. The assessment consisted of questions in a multiple-choice standardized-exam format (ACS Standardized National Exam), focusing on IR and NMR. In addition, a student survey was administered to gauge the effectiveness of replacing the old computers with new ones in the CTC Lab. Some of the questions targeted direct experience using the CTC lab.
  • CHEM 80 students will be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of the CTC Lab. These updated tools promote their success in organic chemistry.
  • CHEM 80 students will be able to analyze 3D, Fischer and Newman projection drawings to determine their stereochemical designations, determine isomeric relationships between two drawings, and correlate stereoisomerism with physical properties such as optical rotation of light.