Chem205 An illustration of a molecule.

Organic Chemistry I

  • Course ID: CHEM 205
  • Subject: Physical Sciences

Organic Chemistry is the chemistry of carbon and its compounds. Organic molecules are building blocks of life. Proteins, fats, sugars, nucleic acids are some examples of important organic molecules. However, organic chemistry also includes synthetic compounds, such as polyesters, plastics, and countless other materials used in everyday life. Through lecture and laboratory, students successfully completing the course will demonstrate an understanding of organic reactions, syntheses, mechanistic, and structural studies of organic compounds. Students will also learn classical organic laboratory skills and instrumentation, such as nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared spectroscopy, chromatography, and mass spectroscopy

For successful completion of this course, it is recommended that students are familiar with General Chemistry I and II or their equivalents.

Courses Include

  • illustration of a person talking. Lectures
  • illustration of a beaker. Labs
Labs fall into three categories: at-home labs, laboratory kits and virtual labs. At-home labs use commonly found household items or things that can easily be purchased and come with a set of instructions on how to complete the lab. Laboratory kits are very similar to at home-labs – items and directions required to complete the lab are sent directly to you via the purchase of a lab kit. Virtual labs use in-house designed simulations which walk you through any experiment and will ask you lab-related questions. All labs may require a video of you performing the lab and/or a completed lab report.

Share This Course

Share This Course

How This Course Works

Courses are completely online: lectures, discussion boards, and even group projects.

You’ll be able to view course materials a full week before the class starts.

Once courses begin, assignments are due each week.

Complete labs virtually or in your own home.

Need help or have questions? In addition to instructor access, every student receives support from an advisor.

Have a Question About This Course?
Contact an Enrollment Advisor

Doane advisors are here to answer any questions you may have and to help you navigate your Open Learning Academy enrollment. And once you’re registered, you’ll be assigned a personal advisor to assist with anything you might need to succeed. Fill out and submit the form below to contact an advisor today.

By submitting this information, you authorize Doane University to call or text you at the phone number provided. Doane University guarantees 100% privacy. Your information you provide will not be sold or shared with any third-party.