84.204 Introduction to Organic and Polymer Chemistry

Introduction to Organic and Polymer Chemistry

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7650
Status Active

This course is a one-semester overview of organic chemistry for plastics engineering majors. Organic chemistry and its associated principles underscore a broad component of the plastics engineering curriculum. It is desirable therefore for such students to develop a basic appreciation of the fundamental reactions in organic chemistry, as well as an understanding of the interaction of organic compounds with their environment. Students will therefore be expected to secure a basic undersanding of, e.g., chemical bonding, the chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds, substitution and elimination reactions, reactions of organic alcohols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids, and amine compounds. When appropriate, examples will be provided that relate to those typical polymerization reactions (e.g. free-radical or ionic) employed to manufacture commercial polymer materials. Coverage will include synthesis of organic chemicals and polymers from natural and sustainable materials.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 84.121 Chemistry I; Plastics Engineering majors only.