CHEM 0203 - Organic Chemistry II

Credits: 4

A continuation of Organic Chemistry I, where the concepts of nucleophilicity, electrophilicity, stereochemistry, and resonance are applied to a variety of organic transformations: substitutions, eliminations, additions, and condensations. In addition to studying the chemistry of carbon-based molecules, time will be devoted to the discussion of analytical techniques – mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, and NMR spectroscopy for example – that are used to examine organic molecules. Where appropriate, biological examples will be used to illustrate the course material. Students are required to attend the accompanying laboratory, where they will learn how to safely perform many of the chemical transformations discussed in class. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: CHEM 0201 .

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