CH 241 Organic Chemistry

The first course of a three-term sequence for students in the sciences, chemical engineering, and professional health programs. Topics include nomenclature, in-depth treatment of major classes of organic compounds, mechanisms and synthesis. Includes a laboratory component. May be eligible for upper-division credit at a four-year institution. For details, please see the program description for an Associate of Science with an emphasis in Chemistry.




Prerequisite: CH 123 College Chemistry or CH 223 General Chemistry with a grade of C or better.


Offered Fall only


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AAOT Science/Math Lab Course, AGS Math/Science, AS Physical Science,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Work safely in a laboratory environment while observing and accurately recording measurements related to chemical phenomena. Apply organic chemical principles and theories as they relate to compound structure, acid/base conjugate pairs, alkanes, alkyl halides, and alcohols. Determine the chemical reaction type (neutralization, addition, substitution and elimination), illustrate its mechanisms, and determine the products.