2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

CHM 236 - General Organic Chemistry II

CHM 2236.
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  

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Course Content:

  1. Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds
  2. Properties, Synthesis, and Reactions of Dienes and Conjugated Molecules.
  3. Properties, Synthesis, and Reactions of Aromatic Molecules.
  4. Properties, Synthesis, and Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones.
  5. Properties, Synthesis, and Reactions of Carboxylic Acids and Carboxylic Acid Derivatives.
  6. Properties, Synthesis, and Reactions of Amines.
  7. Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution Reactions
  8. Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions of Carbonyls
  9. Introduction to the properties and reactions of Amino Acids and Proteins
  10. Introduction to the properties and reactions of lipids and carbohydrates.

Learning Outcomes:
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Required Assessment:

  1. 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.