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CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I

This course is part of the chemistry sequence for biology majors. It covers the nomenclature, structure, reactions, and synthesis of organic compounds. The course is mainly devoted to aliphatic and cycloaliphatic compounds and covers infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The laboratory emphasizes the techniques of distillations, recrystallization, extraction, and spectroscopic identification. Prerequisite: CHM 152. (3)