Course Description

This course satisfies the Natural Sciences Distribution Requirement. It offers the opportunity to continue exploring the laws of the physical and biological world, how they are derived and tested through observation, theory, and experiment, and provides an understanding of the “correctable” nature of scientific knowledge and the interconnections among science, technology, and social concerns. In-class instruction and practice is provided in Quantitative Reasoning and the Use of Technology to Further Learning.

Course Objectives


Passed CHEM 116 and 118.

Please note you must also be enrolled in corequisite course CHEM 251 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I.

Required Textbook

Organic Chemistry. Solomons & Fryhle. 9th edition.

(An iClicker is required for this course.)

Other Reading


Component Percentage

Best three of four in-class exams 60%
Final Examination 40%
(Extra Credit Opportunities 7%)



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