CHEM 245 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

  • 4 credits

Nomenclature, structure, bonding, reactions, mechanisms, synthesis, stereochemistry of organic compounds. Intended for students in science-related programs requiring one semester of organic chemistry.

This course has print-based exams that require a proctor. Exams may be taken at the University Testing Center at Colorado State University, or at an accredited College or University Testing Center in your area. To request to take your exam at an accredited testing site in your area, please submit a Proctor Identification Form at least two weeks prior to the first exam in the course.

This course can be applied toward:


CHEM 107 (Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)) or CHEM 113 (General Chemistry II). Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 245, CHEM 341, and CHEM 345.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Essentials of Organic Chemistry 3e (hardcover) with Modified MasteringChemistry with Etext, 3rd Ed.
    Paula Bruice
    ISBN: 9780134469744
  • Modified Mastering Chemistry with Etext for Bruice Essentials 3e
    ISBN: 9780133858525

Supplemental Materials

CHEM 245 801 Course Packet – Optional (The content is also posted on Canvas)

Molecular Modeling kit – Optional, but highly recommended.

Study Guide and Solutions Manual for Essential Organic Chemistry – Optional (The bookstore package with the hardcover text also contains this paperback book)


Patricia K. Somers

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