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Organic Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence A

This collection contains the California Open Educational Resources Council (CA OER) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Organic Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence A  (common course-id CHEM 160 S), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd).

CID Number: CHEM 160 S

General Course Description - CHEM 160 S:

This is a one-year course in organic chemistry intended for majors in the natural sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics, and pre-medicine).

Minimum Units: 8.0 (including at least 2 units of lab)


Prerequisites: CHEM 110

Corequisites: None

Advisories/Recommendations: CHEM 120S

Pedagogical Approach


Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Organic Chemistry Guide and the Organic Chemistry examinations provide information on topics and indicate an appropriate level of this sequence of courses, including learning goals and objectives. At the conclusion of the course, each student should be able to employ standard laboratory concepts appropriate to the course content.


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Course Resources

  • Organic Chemistry With a Biological Emphasis Volumes I & II
    This is a free, open-access organic chemistry textbook (volumes I and II) in which the main focus is on relevance to... More
  • Organic Chemistry
    Organic Chemistry (Online Course)
    This online textbook/course is designed to incorporate various topics from the overall site, ChemWiki. The ChemWiki is... More