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 Course Title:   Organic Chem III

 Title Abbreviation:   ORGANIC CHEM III

 Department:    CHEM&

 Course #:    243

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    400504

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017


 Course Description  

A continuation of CHEM& 242. For students majoring in chemistry or biology, or pursuing graduate degrees in medicine or pharmacy. Preparation and reactions of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, and amines, alpha carbon chemistry, and synthetic polymers.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. CHEM& 242 with a 2.0 or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 363
EWU 353
U of W 239
WSU T
WWU 353

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Name aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, and amines.
  2. Propose mechanisms for and/or predict products of the reactions of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, enols and enolates, and amines.
  3. Propose multiple methods for synthesizing aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, and synthetic polymers.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.
9.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the principles of scientific methods, analysis, and reasoning.
9.3 Analyze, apply, and communicate scientific concepts and principles in context (for example, in technological, personal, and/or professional situations).
9.4 Use scientific concepts and principles to understand the natural world, human behavior and culture, and relationships between humans and the rest of the natural world.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. IUPAC and common nomenclature of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, and amines.
  2. Nucleophilic addition, conversion between the derivatives of carboxylic acids, reactions of alpha carbons, conjugate addition, and polymerization.
  3. Synthesis of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, and synthetic polymers.