Organic Chemistry

Course Description

This is an introduction to the physical properties and chemical behavior of important classes of organic compounds, focusing on hydrocarbons and haloalkanes. Topics include retrosynthesis, spectroscopic structure determination, and the reaction mechanism. Laboratory experiments will involve the synthesis of simple compounds and the characterization of those compounds using gas chromatography (GC), and infrared (IR), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. This course is for chemistry majors or those in closely-allied fields such as biochemistry and chemical engineering.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
21587 CHEM 12A 1Z M·W·F·· 11:30 AM-12:20 PM David Gray ONLINE
M·W···· 08:30 AM-10:20 AM
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-09-20 to 2021-12-10.

Footnote Information

CHEM-012A-01Z:Fully ONLINE. This is an online lecture, laboratory class with SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. The rest of the class can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: . The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at .

Course Details

5 Units
Three hours lecture, six hours laboratory (108 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


CHEM 1C with a grade of C or better.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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