CH 243 Organic Chemistry

The third 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, spectroscopy, mechanisms and synthesis. Includes a laboratory component. This course 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 242 Organic Chemistry with a grade of C or better.


Offered Spring only


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AGS Math/Science, AAOT Science/Math Lab Course, 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 radicals, alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, conjugated systems, and aromatic compounds. Determine the chemical reaction type (substitution, elimination, addition, radical, and aromatic substitution), illustrate its mechanisms, and determine the products. Analyze Infrared (IR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and Mass Spectroscopy data as they relate to structure.