Organic Chemistry is the chemistry of carbon and its compounds. Organic molecules are building blocks of life. Proteins, fats, sugars, nucleic acids are some examples of important organic molecules. However, organic chemistry also includes synthetic compounds, such as polyesters, plastics, and countless other materials used in everyday life. Through lecture and laboratory, students successfully completing the course will demonstrate an understanding of organic reactions, syntheses, mechanistic, and structural studies of organic compounds. Students will also learn classical organic laboratory skills and instrumentation, such as nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared spectroscopy, chromatography, and mass spectroscopy
For successful completion of this course, it is recommended that students are familiar with General Chemistry I and II or their equivalents.
Upcoming Term Schedule
- 21/HPMY: Monday, May 24th
- 21/HPAU: Monday, August 16th
How This Course Work
Courses are completely online: lectures, discussion boards, and even group projects.
You’ll be able to view course materials a full week before the class starts.
Once courses begin, assignments are due each week.
Complete labs virtually or in your own home.
Need help or have questions? In addition to instructor access, every student receives support from an advisor.