Jun 16, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

CHE 252 - Organic Chemistry II and Lab


Course Description: This course is a continuation of CHE 251.  Topics include aromaticity and aromatic reactions. Nomenclature, structure, reactions, mechanisms and physical properties are studied for the following hydrocarbon derivatives: alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, acids, amines, and macromolecules. The laboratory experience uses instrumentation for the structural analysis of molecules.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of CHE 251 with a grade of C or better.
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  •  Interpret and apply standard conventions for drawing organic molecules.
  •  Draw resonance structures and apply them to conjugation, aromaticity, and molecular stability
  •  Draw reasonable arrow-pushing mechanisms to show movement of electrons for organic reactions.
  •  Evaluate reactions feasibility using kinetic and thermodynamic data
  •  Predict products of organic reactions
  •  Propose a sequence of reactions to synthesize target molecules from simple organic building blocks
  •  Interpret spectra from infrared spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, and Mass Spectrometry to determine structural features and/or molecular structure

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