Lower Dauphin School District
Course Title: Organic Chemistry Subject: Science Grade Level(s): 11-12Synopsis of Curriculum
This course is designed to provide a fundamental overview of organic chemistry to students interested in pursuing a career in the sciences. Upon successful completion of this class, students will understand the relationship between structure and function of molecules, the major classes of reactions, reaction energetics and mechanisms, synthesis of organic compounds, and how to determine structure via various spectroscopic techniques. Several themes are prevalent in each unit of study: nomenclature, chemical and physical properties, structures, mechanisms, common molecules, and the diversity of organic molecules in plants, bacteria, and animals. This course will have an extensive focus on laboratory experience and application of these concepts. Students will be challenged to consider how these concepts are related to the broader applications of science and think critically about how they could apply these applications in the laboratory setting. Only students intending a career in chemistry, nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology, science laboratory work or related sciences should take this class.
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