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CHE 2121 Organic Chemistry II

The study of alcohols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, derivatives of carboxylic acids, enolates, carbanions, amines, polycyclic and heterocyclic aromatic compounds, pericyclic reactions, and polymers. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Chemistry
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: CHE 2111 

Outcomes

  • Describe properties and reactions of alcohols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, nitriles, acid halides, anhydrides, esters, amides, and amines.
  • Use the arrow-pushing method to explain reaction mechanisms of nucleophilic addition, nucleophilic acyl substitution, carbonyl alpha substitution, carbonyl condensation and pericyclic reactions.
  • Use molecular orbital theory to explain and predict the products of pericyclic reactions.
  • Name alcohols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, nitriles, acid halides, anhydrides, esters, amides, and amines using the IUPAC nomenclature rules.
  • Use NMR, IR, UV, and mass spectroscopy to determine structures and predict spectra of organic compounds.
  • Design multi-step syntheses of given target molecules using retro-synthetic analysis.
  • Explain applications of organic chemistry in society and our lives.

Credit Hours: 5

Classroom Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 3