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Organic Chemistry 2 (CHEM 2205)

Total Credits: 4
Lecture Credits: 4

Description: This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence which covers the synthesis, reactions, nomenclature and structure of organic compounds, aromatic compounds, carboxylic acids, acid derivatives, amines, heterocycles, acetoacetic and malonic acid syntheses, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids, polymers, industrial chemistry, agrochemical, and pharmaceuticals. Molecular modeling software is used during the lecture to visualize molecules and reactions and is available for your use outside of class. This course has an optional lab (CHEM 2225). Completion of both CHEM 2205 and CHEM 2225 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3.

Topical Outline:
1. Aromaticity
2. Nomenclature of Functional Groups: Aromatics, Alcohols, Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives, Nitriles, and Amines
3. Reaction Mechanisms: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution, Nucleophilic Addition, and Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution
4. Conversions among Different Functional Groups
5. Chemical Synthesis
6. Structural Determination Using Spectroscopy (Mass, Infrared and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance)

Learning Outcomes:
1. Evaluate the aromaticity of given molecules or ions based on Hückel rule
2. Grasp the naming rules and write names from given structures or vice versa
3. Understand/predict the stepwise mechanisms with curved arrows and structures of intermediates
4. Determine appropriate reagents or products for specific chemical transformations
5. Design multi-step syntheses of desired products from given reactants
6. Utilize spectroscopic information to solve structures of unknown compounds

Prerequisites:  CHEM 2204

MnTC: Goal 3: Natural Sciences