Basic principles of chemistry extended to aliphatic and aromatic organic compounds, including nomenclature, theories of bonding, structure, reactions and physical properties, methods of preparation, and reaction mechanisms. Students participate in collaborative learning groups to resolve challenging problems in organic chemistry (4 hours lecture, 1 hour recitation). This course replaces both CHEM 131A and 132A.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: CHEM 003A. Students registering for this course should also register for the corresponding laboratory course CHEM 137. Credit given for either 131A and 132Aor 135. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.