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.


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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