CHM 236 - General Organic Chemistry II
Description: Advanced topics in organic chemistry including the synthesis and reactions of aromatic and carbonyl compounds. Chemical principles are presented at a level appropriate for science majors and pre-professional students. Concurrent registration in CHM 236L recommended.
Prerequisites: CHM 235
- Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds
- Properties, Synthesis, and Reactions of Dienes and Conjugated Molecules.
- Properties, Synthesis, and Reactions of Aromatic Molecules.
- Properties, Synthesis, and Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones.
- Properties, Synthesis, and Reactions of Carboxylic Acids and Carboxylic Acid Derivatives.
- Properties, Synthesis, and Reactions of Amines.
- Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution Reactions
- Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions of Carbonyls
- Introduction to the properties and reactions of Amino Acids and Proteins
- Introduction to the properties and reactions of lipids and carbohydrates.
- Use scientific reasoning to evaluate physical and natural phenomena. (1-10)
a. Solve chemical problems associated synthetic pathways and mechanisms of reaction.
b. Draw conclusions regarding physical and chemical phenomenon through evaluation of data and observations.
- Identify the unifying themes of the scientific field of study. (1-10)
a. Use appropriate scientific vocabulary to describe or identify chemical phenomenon associated with aromatic and carbonyl compounds
b. Write mechanistic diagrams that represent the step-by-step progress of organic reactions using accepted nomenclature and symbols.
c. Describe the major themes associated with concepts presented during the term of study.
- Interpret the numerical and graphical presentation of scientific data. (1-10)
a. Use data to support a conclusion or interpretation.
b. Draw conclusions from chemical information presented on graphs.
- Use the tools and equipment necessary for basic scientific analysis and research. (1-10)
a. Use spectroscopic analysis to identify specific organic structures.
b. Use computer generated graphics and computer modeling programs to illustrate and model the mechanisms and structures associated with organic transformations.
- Record the results of investigation through writing. (1-10)
a. Write papers and/or short essays on research oriented topics associated the major themes and concepts presented during the term of study.
- Students will complete a common comprehensive written final exam. Assessment will also include departmental pre-semester and post-semester evaluations. Instructors may utilize a variety of additional assessment measures including, but not limited to, quizzes, mid-term exams, written assignments, and homework. In all cases the required assessment measures will be outlined on the course syllabus.