Course Descriptions

CHE 252 - Organic Chemistry II

5 Credits

A continuation of the study of different classes of organic compounds. The interpretation of infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectra is emphasized. The laboratory is a continuation of CHE 251 laboratory with an extensive introduction to qualitative organic analysis. Three class hours, four laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: CHE 251 with a grade of C- or higher, or permission of instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Assign IUPAC names to simple aromatic compounds, amines, carboxylic acid derivatives, aldehydes, and ketones. Draw the structure of an aromatic compound, amine,carboxylic acid derivative, aldehydes, or ketone from an IUPAC name.
2. Predict reaction products of an organic reaction from given starting materials and reagents.
3. Provide the necessary starting material and/or reagents required to produce a given organic product.
4. Assess and predict the relationship between the structure of an organic compound and its chemical properties and reactivity.
5. Design multistep (5-10 steps) synthesis for organic compounds using retrosynthetic analysis.
6. Propose reasonable reaction mechanisms for a given reaction using curved arrow notation.
7. Generate the complete structure of moderately complex unknown organic compounds using UV/Vis, IR, proton and carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry.
8. Perform microscale organic reactions and determine product identity, purity and percent yield.
9. Determine the identity of an unknown liquid and solid using various experimental techniques learned during the course of the year.
10. Write formal lab reports to convey results of experiments in a clear, logical manner.

Course Offered Spring only

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