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CHEM 273: Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)

Course Description

This is the second semester course in organic chemistry intended for science majors. Topics to be covered include structure, properties, nomenclature, reactions, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and spectroscopy of conjugated systems, aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, enols, enolates and their applications to biology. (3 hours lecture) (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): A grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 272 or instructor's consent.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the bonding and structure of organic compounds.
  • Name various organic compounds using the IUPAC rules and diagram their structures.
  • Use stereochemical concepts in understanding physical and chemical properties of organic compounds.
  • Identify chemical structure based on spectroscopic data.
  • Explain the relationship between structure and physical and chemical properties of organic compounds.
  • Predict reaction products, deduce starting materials and diagram reaction mechanisms.
  • Cite applications and the important role of organic reactions in biology.

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