Organic Chemistry I

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Description: The course will begin with a review of some of the major concepts in inorganic chemistry. The chemistry of carbon compounds will be distinguished from inorganic chemistry. The various classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds will be examined. The diversity of functional groups will be explored with regard to reactivity and mechanism. Nucleophilic and electrophilic reaction mechanisms will be stressed. Stereochemistry will be explored. Concepts of hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity will be examined in relation to extraction, phase partitioning, absorption and chromatography. Biochemical and physiological analogies will be reviewed.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: General Chemistry II (CHEM216 and CHEM216L) or equivalent
Lecture Hours: 45
Lab Hours: 0 (online lecture only) or 30 (in-classroom and hybrid)
Total Units: 3 (online lecture only) or 4 (in-classroom or hybrid courses that include lab)
Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

Registration for in-classroom or hybrid course offerings include lecture (OCHM311) and lab (OCHM311L).


Fall 2019 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Oct 19, 2019 Nov 13, 2019 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P



Fall 2019 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Oct 17, 2019 Nov 13, 2019 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit On-Campus Lab

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Nov 4, 2019 Nov 7, 2019 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A



Spring 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Jan 3, 2020 Feb 5, 2020 Fri 5:00P-10:00P
Sat 9:00A-6:00P
Feb 29, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P



Spring 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Feb 27, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit On-Campus Lab

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Mar 23, 2020 Mar 26, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A

*Class times are subject to change

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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