Upon completion of the course, students will be capable of:
1. Identifying the classes of organic compounds, by drawing and interpreting structural formulas, explaining constitutional isomers, stereoisomers and conformational isomers, and describing the principles of electron delocalization and resonance structure.
2. Describing the definition of Lewis acid and base by using resonance and inductive effects to explain and interpret values of Ka and pKa of acids.
3. Stating and describing the chemistry related to alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, aromatic compounds, amines, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, carbohydrates, amino acids, and nucleic acids, and applying them in analysis and synthesis and draw reaction mechanisms of the more important types of reactions.
4. Identifying various classes of organic compounds using UV, IR, MS and NMR spectroscopy.