CHO372 - Chemistry - Organic

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Last revision date 2018-09-02 10:22:06.382
Last review date 2018-09-02 10:22:06.382

Subject Title
Chemistry - Organic

Subject Description
This subject offers both lecture (theory) and laboratory (theory and practical) components. It is the only offering of organic chemistry in the Chemical Laboratory Technician (CLT) program. The lectures focus on the functional group approach (i.e. including their characteristics and reactions) and the laboratory component covers synthesis, separation, purification and identification of organic compounds.

Credit Status
CLT, Semester 3

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.  Interpret structural formulas of organic compounds with a variety of functional groups and to use IUPAC nomenclature to correctly name these structures.
2.  Recognize different types of isomers, name them correctly, know how their molecular structure relates to their physical properties and know how they are formed.
3.  Compare the physical properties of different organic compounds based on the functional groups that are present and the preferred conformation of the compound.
4.  Predict products and/or reactants of common organic reactions
5.  Explain the real world application of selected commodity/feedstock organic compounds and the reactions/processes used to produce them.
6.  Use separation techniques to purify certain organic mixtures and analyse the products isolated.
7.  Record and report scientific data following the principles of Good Laboratory Practice.
8.  Locate and adhere to accepted safety practices while performing laboratory work (WHMIS, MSDS).

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.