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CHEM 245 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

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

The required course materials are available through the CSU Inclusive Access Program. Access the online materials, for free, until the Add/Drop date by clicking on the link on the Modules page of Canvas. After that date, your student account will be charged for the full semester access. These materials include online homework, and access to the eBook. The access is REQUIRED for this class, so you can utilize the Inclusive Access program or you must find it on your own. Please watch for emails from the CSU Bookstore about ‘opting out’ as well as charges to your student account. These emails will be sent to your “” address. You will also have the option of buying a hardcover text.

Supplemental Course Materials:

Molecular Modeling kit – Optional, but highly recommended. Available at the CSU bookstore or from an online vendor. Any kit that is described as a basic organic chemistry molecular model set will work. It should be around $20-$25.

Study Guide and Solutions Manual for Essential Organic Chemistry – Optional.


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

Textbooks and Materials

Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information. Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.



Anna Allen

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