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Structure and Reactivity of Organic Molecules

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5 units

Letter or Credit/No Credit

An introduction to organic chemistry, the molecular foundation to understanding the life sciences, medicine, diagnostics, energy, environmental and material science. Students will learn structural and bonding models of organic molecules that provide insights into chemical, physical, and reactivity properties, in addition to their biological activities, which collectively contribute to the molecularization and advancement of science disciplines from anthropology to zoology. Combining these models with kinetic and thermodynamic analyses allows molecular transformations to be rationalized and even predicted. Translation of this knowledge to more complex systems enables the synthesis of novel molecules or materials that can positively impact our science, society and environment. A two-hour weekly lab section accompanies the course to introduce the techniques of separation and identification of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 31B or CHEM 31M.



  • GER: DB-NatSci

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