CHEM 108; Organic Chemistry - for Agriculture and Biology Students

- Atomic structure and chemical bonding.
- Classification, nomenclature, physical properties, synthesis and reactions of the following organic classes: Aliphatic and Aromatic hydrocarbons, Alcohols, Ethers, Phenols, Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic acids and derivatives, and Amines
- Structures and properties of carbohydrates, fats and oils.
Experiments include : Mp determination, recrystallization, simple distillation, extraction, synthesis of alkenes and unsaturation test, alkyl halide nucl. substitution, reactions of alcohols, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids (and derivatives) and diazonium comps., saponefication, reactions of carbohydrates.
*Morrison, R.T. and Boyed, R.N. Organic Chemistry. 4th ed. London: Allyl and Bocan  Inc., 1981                                                                                             
*Solomons, T. W. G. Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1982                                                                                                           
*Streitwieser, Jr. A. and Heathcock, C. H. Introduction to Organic Chemistry. New    York: MacMillan Publishing Co.

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