Oct 19, 2020
CHEM& 262 - Organic Chemistry with Lab II Credits: 6
Continuation of CHEM& 261 .
Prerequisite: CHEM& 261 and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Plan a synthesis involving pericyclic reactions, radical-mediated reactions, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, and alcohol oxidation reactions to produce a targeted organic molecule in good yield.
- Determine a reasonable curved arrow mechanism and reaction intermediates of pericyclic reactions, radical-mediated reactions, nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions.
- Predict the monomers, reaction conditions and products of chain-growth and step-growth polymerization reactions.
- Relate the polymerization reaction conditions to the physical properties of a polymer.
- Explain the effects of nucleophilicity, basicity, leaving group propensity, steric hindrance, solvent, and temperature on the reaction rates of nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions.
- Determine the structure of an unknown organic compound, using infrared spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
- Verify identity and purity of an organic product of pericyclic reactions, radical-mediated reactions, nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions using spectroscopy and other common organic laboratory techniques.
- Use appropriate symbolic reasoning or quantitative methods to evaluate problems, make decisions and formulate solutions.
- Effectively use laboratory tools and/or equipment to collect data, analyze it and draw reasonable scientific conclusions.
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
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