Tompkins Cortland Community College

CHEM205 - Organic Chemistry I

This course is designed to give students a basic background in organic chemistry. The following topics are covered: bonding and atomic theory, nomenclature, stereochemistry, functional groups, aromaticity, (NMR, MS, IR, UV.) cycloalkane, types of reactions, mechanisms, and spectrometry. Emphasis is placed on the chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and simple aromatics. Lab exercises include the synthesis, isolation, purification, and identification of organic compounds. CHEM 205 fulfills the SUNY General Education Natural Sciences requirement. Prerequisites: CHEM 102 or CHEM 108; RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100. 4 Cr. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)