Predict and explain patterns in shape, structure, bonding, hybridization, formal charge, stability, acidity, basicity, solubility, and reactivity for hydrocarbons, halocarbons, alkenes, dienes, and arenes, by understanding and applying concepts of organic chemical structure and bonding and stability.

By the end of the semester the student should be able to:

• Understand the differences between organic molecules and inorganic compounds.

• Recognize and understand the differences among different organic functional groups.

• Be able to name simple organic compounds and draw their structural formulas.

• Be able to predict the shape and hybridization of carbon-containing compounds.

• Be able to correlate the structure, shape, and polarity of an organic molecule with its physical properties, such as boiling point and solubility.

• Be able to predict the products of some simple organic reactions

This course offers students the opportunity to learn the nature of carbon in organic compounds. It presents general principles of organic chemistry related to structure, stereochemistry, nomenclature, synthesis, uses, and reactions of alcohols, ethers and aliphatic hydrocarbons; Alkanes, alkynes, alkenes, cycloalkanes.