36.341 Organic Reactions & Structure

Organic Reactions & Structure

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4789
Status Active

This course surveys the principles of organic chemistry important for the study of clinical chemistry and human biochemistry. The chemistry of carbon compounds, bonding and theconcepts of isomerism will be studied. Detailed information is presented on each of the major functional classes of organic compounds, including: hydrocarbons, halides, alcohol, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, organosulfur compounds. Emphasis is placed on chemical structure, physical and chemical properties, common and IUPAC nomenclature, and chemical reactions and their mechanisms. Selected aspects of the properties and synthesis of polymeric materials are presented. Qualitative analysis of organic compounds is discussed with emphasis on the use of spectral techniques, including infra-red and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for the elucidation of chemical structure.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 35.251 Physiological Chem I.