Online Organic Chemistry Courses

Summer Session 2020

This summer, UConn will offer Organic Chemistry I and II (UCONN CHEM 2443 & 2444) in a convenient online format. Both of these 3-credit courses can be completed 100% online, and in consecutive order from anywhere in the world.

Both CHEM 2443 (Organic Chemistry 1) and 2444 (Organic Chemistry 2) courses are taught by UConn's engaging and prolific instructor, Nicholas Leadbeater.

Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 2443)

CHEM 2443

The first part of a regular two-semester course sequence.

Topics include:

  • Bonding, hybridization, structure and nomenclature of organic compounds.
  • Physical and chemical properties, and the reaction chemistry of linear and cyclic alkanes, alkenes, dienes, and alkynes.
  • Concepts of nucleophilic substitution and elimination in alkyl halides and alcohols, and prediction of the mechanism of the reactions based on the nature of the reactants.
  • Stereochemistry in organic molecules.

Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 2444)

CHEM 2444

The second part of a regular two-semester course sequence.

Topics include:

  • Bonding, structure and reaction chemistry of benzene and substituted benzenes.
  • Physical and chemical properties, and the reaction chemistry of carbonyl compounds.
  • Mechanism of reactions in electrophilic and nucleophilic aromatic substitutions, and nucleophilic acyl substitution based on the nature of the reactants.
  • Principles and applications of mass spectrometry, and infrared, ultraviolet-visible, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy data for the characterization of organic compounds.
  • Reaction chemistry of organometallic compounds, and homogeneous catalysis using transition-metal complexes.