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CHEM 555. Organic Mechanisms and Synthesis

Credits: 4
Department: Chemistry
Description: Advanced organic chemistry involving key mechanisms and reactions; strategies and tactics of complex organic syntheses.
Prerequisites: CHEM 311 (C- or better)
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Use organic structure to predict chemical reactivity.
2. Apply retrosynthetic and synthetic methods in the building of molecules.
3. Use software to draw and model compounds.
4. Locate and interpret synthetic organic chemistry journal articles.
5. Complete a multi-step sequence toward the synthesis of a natural product.
6. Run, work-up, purify, and characterize organic reactions.
7. Collect and interpret spectroscopic data.
8. Prepare publication-quality research results.

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