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Organic Chemistry Lecture Courses

The organic chemistry undergraduate lecture courses are CHEM 3311, 3331, 3351, and 3371. If you are a chemistry major, you should (but are not required to) take the CHEM 3351/3371 series, which offers a smaller class and more in-depth coverage of the material. All courses use the same textbook.

CHEM 3311: Organic Chemistry I Lecture

This lecture course is for non-chemistry majors. You are required to take CHEM 3311 concurrently with CHEM 3321, Organic Chemistry I Lab. Topics in CHEM 3311 include structure and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and aromatic molecules; nomenclature of organic compounds; stereochemistry; reaction mechanisms and dynamics. Sections of 3311 that are offered this semester:

CHEM 3331: Organic Chemistry II Lecture

This lecture course is for non-chemistry majors. You are required to take CHEM 3331 concurrently with CHEM 3341, Organic Chemistry II Lab. Topics include structure and reactions of alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, ketones, and amines; introduction to the chemistry of heterocycles, carbohydrates, and amino acids; nomenclature of organic compounds; synthesis; and reaction techniques. Sections of 3331 that are offered this semester:

CHEM 3371: Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Majors

This lecture course is for chemistry majors. Chem 3371 offers a small class and coverage in more depth. Topics in CHEM 3371 include structure and reactions of alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, ketones, and amines; introduction to the chemistry of heterocycles, carbohydrates, and amino acids; nomenclature of organic compounds; synthesis; and reaction techniques. Sections of 3371 that are offered this semester:

CHEM 3451: Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Majors

This lecture course is for chemistry and biochemistry majors. Chem 3451 offers a small class and coverage in more depth. Topics include structure and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, and alkyl halides; nomenclature of organic compounds; stereochemistry; reaction mechanisms and dynamics; and spectroscopy. Sections of 3451 that are offered this semester:

Exam Archives

The organic lab coordinator maintains a database of old exams for all of these courses. These are an extremely helpful study guide in preparing for your own exams.

Loudon Chapter Reviews and Worksheets

Study material written by previous TAs is available on this website.

Tutor List

The chemistry department maintains a list of people willing to tutor organic students. It can be found here, but might not be updated until a few weeks into the semester.