Organic Chemistry

Course Description

An exploration of the physical properties and chemical behavior of important classes of organic compounds, focusing on: alkynes, polyenes; aromatic compounds; alcohols, thiols, and ethers; and aldehydes and ketones and their derivatives. Emphasis on retrosynthesis, spectroscopic structure determination, and reaction mechanism. Laboratory experiments involving the synthesis of simple compounds and the characterization of those compounds using chromatography and infrared (IR), ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. For chemistry majors or those in closely-allied fields such as biochemistry and chemical engineering.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
46108 CHEM 12B 30Z ·T·R··· 06:00 PM-07:15 PM Brendan Mar ONLINE
·T·R··· 02:30 PM-05:20 PM

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-04-05 to 2021-06-25.

Footnote Information

CHEM-012B-30Z: This is an online lecture, laboratory class. The lecture and lab meet each week as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

5 Units
Three hours lecture, six hours laboratory (108 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


CHEM 12A with a grade of C or better.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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