CH 105 Course Outcomes

Course Outcomes CH105

Upon completing this course students will:

  1. Draw and properly interpret the structures of organic compounds using various structural conventions: Lewis structures, structural and condensed structural formulas, and line-bond structures.
  2. Draw organic structures from names, and name simpler organic structures by applying IUPAC rules and, in some instances, common names.
  3. Apply an understanding of organic functional groups to name and/or draw representatives of the following organic families: alkane, alkene, alkyne, alcohol, ether, thiol, ketone, aldehyde, carboxylic acid, ester, amine, amide, and others.
  1. Identify, interpret and explain isomerism of various types, including chirality and stereoisomerism.
  2. Describe structure-function relationships within and between organic families, and explain those relationships by appealing to descriptions of intermolecular forces. Such relationships include trends in melting points, boiling points, water solubilities, and reactivity patterns. Predict properties from chemical structures.
  3. Describe solutions, including quantitative descriptions with molarity and percents by mass and volume, and pH for acids and bases.
  4. Use scientific (inductive) reasoning to draw appropriate conclusions from data sets or theoretical models. Characterize arguments as scientific, or not scientific.
  1. Make measurements and operate with numbers properly to convey appropriate levels of certainty when drawing conclusions from experimental data. Identify patterns in data by graphical means.
  1. Use various sources to find chemical information, and interpret that data appropriately.