Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option
This course is the second semester of a one-year sequence in Organic Chemistry. The topics covered include, but are not limited to, molecular structure, molecular behavior, nomenclature, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis. An emphasis is placed on the reactions of selected classes of organic compounds, such as alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, benzenoid and heterocyclic aromatics and their derivatives, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and their bio-organic compounds. The study of these molecules provides a backdrop for exploring the factors that govern particular transformations within a synthetic sequence. The use of print and electronic media and the interpretation of spectroscopic information (such as infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopies, and mass spectrometry) for the analysis and differentiation of molecular structures is continued. This course is designed for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in the chemical sciences or in majors such as premedical, predental or pharmacy; and for students training for careers in some chemical technology fields.