CHEM H52A Honors Organic Chemistry (2015-2016)

CHEM H52A Honors Organic Chemistry

(Required for BMEP, ChE and EnE. Selected Elective for MSE.)
Catalog Data:

CHEM H52A Honors Organic Chemistry (Credit Units: 4) Fundamental concepts of the chemistry of carbon compounds. Structural, physical, and chemical properties of the principal classes of carbon compounds. Corequisite: CHEM H52LA. Prerequisite: CHEM 1A and CHEM 1B and CHEM 1C or CHEM H2A and CHEM H2B and CHEM H2C. Only one course from CHEM H52A, CHEM 51A may be taken for credit. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0981519432.

Recommended Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0981519449.

  • Course Notes from UCI bookstore
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Alkanes
  • Reaction Mechanisms, Acid-Base Equilibria
  • Alkenes, reaction free-energy diagrams
  • Synthetic and stereochemiscal Aspects of Reactions of Alkenes
  • Stereochemistry
  • Conformations
  • Alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, thiols, and sulfides
  • SN2 reactions, chemistry of alkyl halides
  • E2 Eliminations, SN2 displacement, SN1 and E1 reactions
  • Williamson Ether syntheses
Class Schedule:

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

Computer Usage:

Molecular Modeling Software-PyMol

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

August 6, 2014
Senate Approved:
May 24, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Winter Qtr