Organic Chemistry I
Course Objectives

A list of content and skills objectives for the course are compiled below that emphasize both the factual  aspects of the course as well as the application, analysis, and critical evaluation components. Look at these objectives frequently throughout the semester to check on which of these goals you have accomplished and which you have yet to achieve.

Content Objectives
Skills Objectives
To  identify, name and categorize organic molecules of the major functional  group classes according to commonly accepted and IUPAC methods To devise methods to solve problems
To apply the understanding of bonding and polarity to the physical properties and reactivity of  organic molecules To read, with comprehension, technical information from texts and other written and oral sources
To identify and designate the stereochemistry and stereochemical  relationships of organic molecules  To work cooperatively with peers and instructors
To apply and manipulate the Hendersohn-Hasselbach equation to determine ionization and solubility of organic compounds in a variety of pH conditions To explain course content orally and in written form
To interpret and construct reaction energy diagrams as a means to understand and describe the thermodynamics and kinetics associated with organic reactions  
To understand resonance theory and appy it to the understanding of molecule stability and reactivity.  
To recognize and use reactions and reaction mechanisms in electrophilic additions, nucleophilic substitutions, and eliminations to predict reaction intermediates and products.