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Organic Chemistry I Syllabus
CHM 2210C Class 8584, Fall 2014

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Course Information

Meeting: August 25 to December 13, 2014; Monday/Wednesday 8:30-9:45 a.m.
Meeting: August 25 to December 13, 2014; Wednesday 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, Building: S, Room: 115
Laboratory: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, Building: S, Room: 115

This course provides a basic introduction to all organic functional groups and nomenclature followed by detailed treatment of the relationship between structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Other topics include stereochemistry and synthesis. Lab fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 2045C with a minimum grade of "C" or higher.
Additional Class Information:
Credits: 4.00

Instructor Information

Deborah Mead, M.S.

Instructional Mode

Combined Lecture and Lab
Instruction includes classroom lecture and may include laboratory activities.

Textbook Information


Organic Chemistry I Lab Manual Fall 2013
Type: Book
Author: Mead
Copyright: NA
Publisher: Seminole State College Prin...
Status: Required
New: $12.75
Used: $9.75

Organic Chemistry: Hybrid Ed (w/Access Code)
Type: Book
Author: Brown
Edition: 7th
Copyright: 2014
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285426501
Status: Required
New: $182.00
Used: $136.50

Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual
Type: Book
Author: Zubrick
Edition: 8th
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorpor...
ISBN: 9780470494370
Status: Required
New: $83.00
Used: $62.25
New Rental: $66.40

Select one from the following two choices

Choice 1

Student Lab Notebook (Chemistry Spiral Bound 50-set)
Type: Book
Author: Hayden
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Hayden-McNeil Publishing
ISBN: 9781930882232
Status: Choice
New: $16.00
Used: $12.00

Choice 2

Student Lab Notebook (100 Carbonless Dupl Sets)
Type: Book
Author: Hayden
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Hayden-McNeil Publishing
ISBN: 9781930882744
Status: Choice
New: $19.00
Used: $14.25

Measurable Course Objectives

Measurable Course Objectives are outcomes students are expected to achieve by the end of the course.

  • Recognize and identify the major organic function groups: alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids, esters and amides.
  • Write names and structural formulas for the major organic functional groups: alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, ketones, aldehydes and carboxylic acids.
  • Assign absolute configuration to organic molecules, calculate its effect on the rotation of polarized light and determine its changes during the course of chemical reactions.
  • Classify compounds as electrophiles or nucleophiles and recognize the relationship of these concepts to Lewis acids and Lewis bases.
  • Use structure and hybridization to explain the reactivity of organic compounds.
  • Draw resonance structures and recognize the major resonance contributor.
  • Write products and complete stepwise mechanisms for the reactions and synthesis of alkyl halides.
  • Write products and complete stepwise mechanisms for the reactions and synthesis of alkenes.
  • Write products and complete stepwise mechanisms for the reactions and synthesis of alkynes.
  • Provide a logical and realistic set of reactions that will convert a given starting material to a desired end product.
  • Gather and analyze data in the laboratory.
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly prepare a well written and maintained laboratory journal.
  • Synthesize, separate and re-crystallize simple organic molecules in the laboratory.
  • Use melting point, boiling point, density and other physical properties to characterize and identify compounds in the laboratory.

Collegewide Student Learning Outcomes

The Collegewide Student Learning Outcomes assessed and reinforced in this course include the following:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Information Literacy

Attendance Policy

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Students are held responsible for material covered during their absences, with reasonable time provided to complete make-up assignments. Instructors will devise a plan for making up work missed. When practical, major class assignments, major examinations and official ceremonies shall be scheduled on other than major religious holidays. Students who believe they have been unreasonably denied educational benefits due to their religious beliefs or practices may seek redress through the student appeal procedures.

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As members of the Seminole State College of Florida community, students are expected to be honest in all of their academic coursework and activities. Academic dishonesty, such as cheating of any kind on examinations, course assignments or projects, plagiarism, misrepresentation and the unauthorized possession of examinations or other course-related materials, is prohibited.

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Students who share their work for the purpose of cheating on class assignments or tests are subject to the same penalties as the student who commits the act of cheating.

When cheating or plagiarism has occurred, instructors may take academic action that ranges from denial of credit for the assignment or a grade of "F" on a specific assignment, examination or project, to the assignment of a grade of "F" for the course. Students may also be subject to further sanctions imposed by the judicial officer, such as disciplinary probation, suspension or dismissal from the College. Students may also be subject to further sanctions imposed by a judicial officer, such as disciplinary probation, suspension or dismissal from the College.

Withdrawal Policy

A student desiring to withdraw from a course after the add/drop period should initiate withdrawal procedures with an instructor or counselor. Withdrawals are not official until the withdrawal form is completed and given to the Office of Enrollment Services and Registrar. Withdrawal deadlines are published in the official College Catalog Academic Calendar.

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Seminole State College abides by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which stipulates that no student shall be denied the benefits of an education 'solely by reason of a handicap.' Disabilities covered by law include, but are not limited to psychiatric impairments, learning disabilities and hearing, sight or mobility impairments. If you have a disability that may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations, contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSS) to facilitate the accommodation process.

Campus locations and phone numbers for DSS are:

  • Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, Room A-101, 407.708.2109
  • Altamonte Campus, Room ALT 107, 407.404.6005
  • Heathrow Campus, Room HEA 115, 407.708.4440
  • Oviedo Campus, Room OVF 102-D, 407.971.5114

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