Organic Chemistry

Course Description

This is an exploration of the physical properties and chemical behavior of important classes of organic compounds, focusing on amines, carboxylic acids, and carboxylic acid derivatives, with an introduction to the chemistry of terpenes, lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins. Topics include retrosynthesis, spectroscopic structure determination, and the reaction mechanism. Laboratory experiments will involve the multistep synthesis of organic compounds and the characterization of those compounds using chromatography and infrared (IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. This course is for chemistry majors or those in closely-allied fields such as biochemistry and chemical engineering.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
00218 CHEM 12C 01 MTWR··· 06:00 PM-07:15 PM Chad Miller S34
MTWR··· 02:30 PM-05:20 PM SC2210

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-06-27 to 2022-08-05.

Footnote Information

CHEM-012C-01: Fully ON-CAMPUS. This class meets on-campus each week on scheduled days and times as noted in the class listing.

Course Details

5 Units
Three hours lecture, six hours laboratory (108 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


Prerequisite: CHEM 12B with a grade of C or better. Advisory: EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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