CHEM 51B Organic Chemistry (2013-2014)

CHEM 51B Organic Chemistry

(Required for BMEP and ChE.)
Catalog Data:

CHEM 51B Organic Chemistry (Credit Units: 4) Fundamental concepts relating to carbon compounds with emphasis on structural theory and the nature of chemical bonding, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and stereoscopic, physical, and chemical properties of the principal classes of carbon compounds. Corequisite: CHEM M52LB for Chemistry majors or CHEM H52LB or CHEM 51LB for other majors. . Prerequisite: CHEM 51A and CHEM 1LD and CHEM M52LA or CHEM H52LA. CHEM 51A with a grade of C- or better. CHEM 1LD with a grade of C- or better. . Majors in the Schools of Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Engineering, and majors in Nursing Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health Sciences, and Undecided/Undeclared students have first consideration for enrollment. Only one course from CHEM 51B, CHEM H52B may be taken for credit. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0077354725.

Recommended Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0077296650.



Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic


Lecture Topics:
  • Alcohols, Ethers, and Epoxides
  • Alkenes
  • Alkynes
  • Reduction and Oxidation
  • Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Radical Reactions
  • Conjugation, Resonance, and Dienes
  • Benzene and Aromatic Compounds
  • Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward Mathematics and Basic Science.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 10%
  • Midterm I: 25%
  • Midterm II: 25%
  • Final: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 4.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 31, 2013
Senate Approved:
December 18, 2012
Approved Effective:
2013 Spring Qtr