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Chemistry 302

CHEM 302
Organic Chemistry II

1. Catalog Entry

CHEM 302
Organic Chemistry II

Credit hours (4)
Prerequisites: CHEM 301

This course will continue to introduce students to organic chemistry including nomenclature, molecular structure, properties of molecules, and organic synthesis. The laboratory portion of this course will expose students to chemical synthesis and spectrometric molecular structure determination.

2. Detailed Description of Course

The following topics will be covered:
    1) Spectrometric molecular structure determination including mass spectrometry, infrared
       spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
    2) Structure, properties, and reactions of conjugated and aromatic molecules
    3) Nomenclature and chemistry of ethers, epoxides, sulfide, amines, aldehydes, and ketones
    4) Nomenclature and chemistry of carboxylic acids and their derivatives
    5) Condensation and alpha-substitutions of carbonyl compounds
    6) Introductions to carbohydrates, nucleic acids, amino acids, peptides, and proteins

3. Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Evaluation tools such as exams, quizzes, and homework will be given throughout the semester to evaluate the student’s mastery of the lecture material.  For the laboratory portion of the course, each student is required to keep a notebook containing the experimental procedure, results, physical constants, equations, mechanisms, procedures, observations, percent yields, and all other applicable calculations as appropriate. The students are expected to interpret spectra that are collected.  Software packages (such as SPARTAN and ChemDraw) will be used in solving problems and as illustrative aids.

4. Goals and Objectives of the Course

    1) Master the topics listed above
    2) Conduct assigned experiments safely and with good laboratory technique
    3) Communicate chemical concepts clearly and accurately
    4) Design, conduct and interpret the results of laboratory investigations
    5) Use of modern instruments and interpretation of data from them

5. Assessment Measures

Graded tasks will include tests and laboratory notebooks.  Other assessment measures may include quizzes, homework assignments, and papers.

6. Other Course Information

This course is primarily intended for students majoring in chemistry and/or biology.

Review and Approval

September 2, 2014
October 2007