Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Chemistry 253. Organic Chemistry I

Introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds, including structure and bonding, acid-base properties and stereochemistry. The chemistry of alkanes, alkenes and alkyl halides will be used to introduce the theory of reaction mechanisms, methods of synthesis and spectroscopy. The laboratory will focus on fundamental techniques for the isolation, purification and characterization of organic compounds. Three hours lecture and four hours laboratory per week.