Organic Chemistry 1 (CHEM 021)


High School Diploma or equivalent, and General Chemistry 1 or equivalent.

Course Description

This course allows students to gain an understanding and appreciation for simple organic compounds as distinguished from simple inorganic compounds. It introduces them to the various classes of aliphatic and aromatic carbon compounds, their nomenclature, structures and properties. The class also presents the diversity of functional groups with regard to reactivity and reaction mechanisms, in particular nucleophilic and electrophilic mechanisms. Students learn stereochemistry as it relates to chemical structure and function. Additionally, they develop an understanding of hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity, and the utility of these properties in standard organic chemistry techniques of extraction, partitioning between phases, absorption and chromatography.

This course is offered for either 4 credits or 5 credits. Please contact the school(s) to which you are planning to transfer your credits to confirm how many will be required for your program. You must notify ISP of the number of credits you will be earning before your class begins so we can plan your coursework accordingly. Note that this course includes 1 unit of laboratory work.

$100 credit for Textbook

Solomons, T.W.G.; Fryhle, C.B.; Snyder, S.A. Organic Chemistry. 11th Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons; 2013.
(ISBN-10: 1-118-13357-9)

Additional Texts (Recommended, Not Required)

Solomons, T.W.; Fryhle, C. B.; Snyder, S.A.; Antilla, J. Study guide to accompany organic chemistry. 11th. ed. Somerset, NJ: John, Wiley & Sons, Inc.
(ISBN-10: 1-118-14790-1)

You may acquire the book from any outlet you prefer. However, for your convenience, an option is provided below:

Organic Chemistry. 11th Edition

Study guide to accompany organic chemistry. 11th Edition


Every ISP student entering Organic Chemistry 1 receives a $100 credit toward the purchase of textbooks. These textbooks are utilized in both Level 1 and Level 2 so you will not have to invest in additional materials when you graduate to the higher level course. For more information, please refer to our Textbook Policy.

Continue your studies with Organic Chemistry 2.

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