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CHEM 2042 - Organic Chemistry II

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course is a continuation of CHEM 2041 . Topics include the study of the properties and reaction of carbonyl compounds, alkenes, aromatic compounds, and free radicals. Applications of organic chemistry, including polymers, natural products, and photochemistry, will be introduced and discussed. The laboratory work will include examples of these reactions and the chemical and instrumental identification of organic compounds.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2041  or equivalent, with a grade of C or better.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. functional groups, nomenclature and preparation
  2. structure and reactivity
  3. organometallic compounds
  4. conjugated carbonyls
  5. aromatic compounds
  6. reaction representation and interpretation
  7. introduction to macromolecules
  8. reactions of organic molecules
  9. reaction considerations
  10. spectroscopy: theory, interpretation, and elucidation

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. evaluate  the advantages and limitations of the various forms of chromatography
  2. employ the various forms of spectroscopy, evaluate the information each provides, and assess the limitations of each
  3. predict properties and reactivity of organic molecules using concepts of molecular structure, formal charge, and resonance
  4. translate between compound names and representations of structure
  5. create and employ 3-dimensional structures to determine the constitutional and stereochemical isomeric relationships between molecules
  6. identify various functional groups within complex molecules, correlate physical properties with functional group structure, and predict relevant reactions each functional group will undergo
  7. predict the products of oxidation, reduction, aromatic substitution, nucleophilic acyl addition, nucleophilic acyl substitution, and alpha carbon (enol and enolate) reactions through the application of thermodynamic and kinetic principles
  8. create logical synthetic strategies by combining reactions into practical multi-step sequences
  9. propose reaction mechanisms using the curved-arrow formalism
  10. employ data from NMR, IR, and UV-VIS spectroscopy and mass spectrometry to identify compounds and demonstrate an understanding of how each of these analytical techniques work
  11. identify structures and functions of macromolecules

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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