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CHEM 2425 - Organic Chemistry II

4 credit hours. 3 lecture hours. 4 lab hours.
Prerequisites: CHEM 2423 .
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This course is a continuation of CHEM 2423 . Advanced principles of organic chemistry will be studied, including the structure, properties, and reactivity of aliphatic and aromatic organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups, and synthesis of simple molecules. Lecture and laboratory portions are integrated together in this course. Laboratory activities will reinforce advanced principles of organic chemistry, including the structure, properties, and reactivity of aliphatic and aromatic organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups, and synthesis of simple molecules. THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE OR PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS.

Additional Fees: Lab Fee $24

Measurable Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will: Correlate molecular structure with physical and chemical properties of aliphatic and aromatic organic molecules. Predict the mechanism and outcome of aliphatic and aromatic substitution and elimination reactions, given the conditions and starting materials. Predict the chirality of reaction products based on enantiomeric and diastereomeric relationships. Describe reaction mechanisms in terms of energetics, reaction kinetics, and thermodynamics. Use spectroscopic techniques to characterize organic molecules and subgroups. Perform chemical experiments, analysis procedures, and waste disposal in a safe and responsible manner. Utilize scientific tools such as glassware and analytical instruments to collect and analyze data. Identify and utilize appropriate separation techniques such as distillation, extraction, and chromatography to purify organic compounds. Record experimental work completely and accurately in laboratory notebooks, and communicate experimental results clearly in written reports.



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