GENERAL INFORMATION

Chemistry 331 (lecture), Chemistry 332 (lecture) and Chemistry 337 (lecture and laboratory) constitute the course sequence for pre-professional students (medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy and other health professions), chemical engineering students and other students, not majoring in chemistry, who require a year of organic chemistry. 

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

Four credit-hour course

A lecture component

A laboratory component

 

PREREQUISITE(S)

One year of general chemistry

  • CH 121, CH 122, CH 123; or
  • CH 221, CH 222, CH 223; or
  • CH 231/CH 261, CH 232/CH 262, CH 233/CH 263;
and
  • CH 331, CH 332; or
  • CH 334, CH 335, CH 336

 

TERMS OFFERED

Fall

Spring

Summer

 

 

TOPICS

Melting point determination

Recrystallization

Extraction (solid-liquid; liquid-liquid)

Chromatography (TLC; GC)

The aldol reaction

The Grignard reaction

Dehydration of alcohols

Dehydrohalogenation of alkyl halides

Ester saponification

Isolation and characterization of green-leaf pigments from spinach

Isolation and characterization of lactose from milk

Isolation and characterization of trimyristin from nutmeg

 

LECTURE TOPICS

Chemistry at the alpha-carbon

Radical chemistry

Amines and amides

Amino acids

Proteins

 

DETAILED LIST OF TOPICS (EFFECTIVE FALL 2011)

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
All course information, updates, announcements for the current academic term are posted via Canvas at: https://oregonstate.instructure.com/
 
ONLINE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEQUENCE
CH 331, CH 332, CH 337
Click here for information about the online sequence, including prerequisites and overrides.
 
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS FOR CH 337

  • Organic Chemistry by Bruice (sixth or seventh edition)*
  • Organic Chemistry: Study Guide and Solutions Manual by Bruice (sixth or seventh edition)*
  • Techniques in Organic Chemistry by Mohrig, Hammond and Schatz (third or fourth edition)
    • Special note for students who used Vollhardt's textbook/study guide-solutions manual in CH 334/CH 335/CH 336 - Sudents who still have their Vollhardt books do not need to purchase the Bruice books as readings for Units 11 to 14 will be provided from the Vollhardt book

 
SPRING OFFERING OF CH 337 - REGISTRATION INFORMATION
If you are:

  • not currently registered for CH 337 and
  • are a Senior who needs this course in order to graduate

If you are:

  • not currently registered for CH 337 and
  • have confirmed arrangements for transferring to another university at the conclusion of Spring Term

Concurrent registration in CH 332 and CH 337 is not permitted since CH 331/CH 332 are enforced prerequisites.
Concurrent registration in CH 336 and CH 337 is not permitted since CH 334/CH 335/CH 336 are enforced prerequisites.
 
To assist students with their course planning the following information for future course offerings is provided,
Summer Term
CH 337-001 (fully on-site format)
CH 337-020 (hybrid format, with both online and on-site components)
Fall Term
CH 337-001 (fully on-site format)