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
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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