2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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CHEM 242 - Organic Chemistry II

Credits: 4
Continuation of CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry I , covering simple and poly-functional compounds, with emphasis on syntheses of organic molecules. Laboratory emphasis on natural processes and qualitative analysis.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain and interpret nuclear magnetic resonance (H1-NMR & C13-NMR), infrared, mass Spec and Ultraviolet spectroscopy.
  2. Perform laboratory techniques in synthesis, purification and characterization of organic compounds.
  3. Explain Huckel’s Rules of aromaticity.
  4. Diagram Mechanisms of both Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Aromatic Reactions, and use these in Synthesis.
  5. Diagram Mechanisms and predict products of the following organic functional groups: Alcohols; Ketones; Aldehydes; Conjugated pi systems; Aromatic compounds; Carboxylic acids; Carboxylic acid derivatives; Enols and enolates; Amines.
  6. Devise total synthesis schemes of organic compounds.
  7. Explain the relationship of biochemical molecules (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids) with organic functional groups and reactions.

Prerequisite: CHEM 241  with a C or better
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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