Subject: Chemistry
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 3 Practicum/Lab hours and 1 Tutorial hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Chemistry


An introduction to organic chemistry; students will learn to name organic compounds, predict some of the properties and reactivity of compounds based on molecular structure, and grasp the importance of these concepts and their application to all sciences and life in general. Almost all the reactions in living matter involve organic compounds, and it is impossible to understand the molecular processes of living systems without knowing organic chemistry. CHEM 250.3 is intended as a basis for other courses, and a beginning for understanding organic and bio-organic chemistry. The laboratory will introduce students to basic chemical laboratory skills frequently used in organic chemistry.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 112.3 or CHEM 146.3.
Note: The introductory CHEM courses were changed in 2002. Students with credit for CHEM 111 may take CHEM 250. Students with credit for CHEM 251 may not take CHEM 250 for credit. Costs in addition to tuition will apply to this course. Please contact the department for details.
Note: Students registering in this course with non-academic accommodations must contact the Department of Chemistry ( and Access and Equity Services (AES, prior to registering in the course. Since these courses have a laboratory component, students who fail to contact both Chemistry and AES prior to registration in order to arrange accommodation may be required to defer their registration in the course a later academic term. Examples of non-academic accommodations may include: the use of a service animal, space accommodations for students who use a wheelchair or other mobility aids, equipment accommodations, etc.

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