IAI Major Course Description - CHM913 : Organic Chemistry I
(4-5 semester credits)
Topics include structure, bonding, molecular properties, reactivity and nomenclature of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes and alkynes; stereochemistry, alkyl halides, reaction mechanisms, nucleophilic substitution and elimination, conjugated dienes, mass spectrometry; IR, NMR, and UV spectroscopy, benzene, aromaticity and electrophilic aromatic substitution, organometallic compounds, alcohols, phenols and ethers, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, dicarbonyl compounds, carbohydrates, amines, amino acids and proteins, heterocyclic compounds, and nucleic acids. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: General Chemistry I or II as determined by the receiving institution. Students should complete CHM 913 and 914 at the same school before transfer, since topics are covered in different order by different schools.