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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

CHE 213H - Organic Chemistry 1 - Honors

4 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
This is an honors course.

Study the chemistry of hydrocarbons and their simple derivatives, emphasizing their structures, properties and mechanisms of reactions. Use general laboratory techniques and procedures in organic chemistry and learn modern methods of analysis, including gas chromatography. Lab fee $50.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 112  or CHE 112H  and eligibility for Honors courses.

Crosslisted: Also offered as CHE 213 ; credit is not given for both CHE 113  and CHE 213H or CHE 213H and CHE 213 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of bonding, structure, molecular properties and related concepts, and the fundamental characteristics of organic compounds.
2. Demonstrate an understanding* of the chemistry of the alkanes and cycloalkanes.
3. Analyze and describe the types of  organic reactions.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the chemistry of the alkenes.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the chemistry of the alkynes.
6. Design organic syntheses.
7. Explain the salient features and implications of center(s) of chirality in a compound.
8. Demonstrate an understanding of organohalides.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of  nucleophilic substitution and elimination reaction mechanisms.
10. Demonstrate an understanding of conjugated dienes.
11. Explain aromaticity, determine whether a compound is aromatic, and name certain aromatic compounds.
12. Develop skill in organic laboratory techniques and procedures such as safety, determining melting points/boiling points, distilling, recrystallizing, using chromatographic techniques (thin layer, column, and gas), and other fundamental techniques.
13. Develop skill in database information retrieval and effectively communicating laboratory results.

*Demonstrate an understanding means demonstrate, in conceptual and laboratory formats, an understanding of the structure, properties, source/preparations, nomenclature, and reactions, including important reaction mechanisms. 

 Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking