Tarleton State University
Syllabus for CHEM 201-010 Organic Chemistry I
9:00-9:50 AM MWF Science 110 Fall 2010
Dr. R. H. Walter Office: Rm 441E Science phone: 968-1906 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chemistry 2014 is an introduction to the study of carbon compounds, including structure, nomenclature,
physical characteristics, characteristic reactions, and reaction pathways. Prerequisite: CHEM 1084 or
Student Learning Outcomes:
The student who successfully completes this course will be able to
A. understand organic nomenclature
B. give reactants, reagents, or major organic products of reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl
halides, alcohols, ethers, amines, etc
C. understand and apply principles of acids and bases as they apply to organic reactions.
D. understand and explain the bonding, hybridization, orbitals, and conformations of organic
E. understand and explain and apply theories of mechanisms of reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes,
alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, amines, acids, acid derivatives, aldehydes, ketones and related compounds.
F. understand and explain stereochemistry of organic compounds.
G. apply good laboratory techniques including melting points, boiling points, distillations,
chromatography, recrystallization, extraction, simple organic synthesis, and IR spectral of organic compounds.
H. gain an appreciation for and understanding of the importance of organic chemicals and
petrochemicals in everyday life.
III. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:
A. to be purchased by the student:
1. Bruice, Organic Chemistry
, 6th ed
., Prentice Hall, 2011.
2. Mohrig, et
3. lab notebook, safety glasses, and other lab supplies.
B. computer software (
etc.) other textbooks, problems books, periodicals,
reference books (such as the CRC Handbook, Merck Index, Lange's Handbook, etc.)
C. Available from the Chem. Stockroom (Rm 440) molecular model kits.
IV. ATTENDANCE POLICY, COURSE PROCEDURE AND REQUIREMENTS:
The student is expected to attend all classes and complete all work. If unavoidable absences occur, the
student is expected to make arrangements with the instructor for catching up. Students with disabilities may
request appropriate accommodation by contacting Trina Geye, the Director of Student Disability Services in the