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CHEM 311. Organic Chemistry 2

Credits: 4
Department: Chemistry
Description: Structure, nomenclature, preparation, stereochemistry and reactions of organic compounds; spectroscopy. The second semester of a full-year course with a mechanistic emphasis, especially for chemistry, biomedical science, biotechnology, cell biology and prepharmacy majors.
Prerequisites: CHEM 310 (C- or better)
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab
Additional Information: Laboratory Rm located in WSB Addition

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify conjugated/ aromatic systems and differentiate the reaction mechanisms compared to isolated alkenes.
2. Interpret 1H and 13C NMR, IR, GC-MS, and UV-Vis spectra to determine the structure of organic molecules.
3. Describe and analyze reactions involving organometallics, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic esters, and carboxylic acids.
4. Apply their understanding of organic reactions to design multi-step syntheses of small organic molecules.
5. Perform laboratory experiments that demonstrate common organic transformations. Students will use GC-MS, IR, and NMR instruments to characterize their reaction products.

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