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14 weeks (75 hours)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Organic Chemistry II


Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to study the structure and reactions of organic substances and compounds. Students will study alcohols, ethers, oxidation, reduction, benzene and aromatic compounds and their reactions, carbonyl chemistry, organometallic reagents, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, nitriles, and amines.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Predict the appearance of product(s) of a dehydration reaction, Sn1 reaction, or epoxide ring opening.
  • Predict the appearance of product(s) of a alkene dihydroxylation or ozonolysis reaction.
  • Using the inscribed polygon method to determine if a compound is aromatic.
  • Predict the appearance of product(s) from a monosubstituted, disubstituted, or trisubstituted benzene with an electrophile.
  • Predict the appearance of all stereoisomers that form in a Grignard reaction.
  • Predict the appearance of stereoisomers that form in the intramolecular cyclization of a hydroxy aldehyde.
  • Rank benzoic acids in order of increasing acidity.
  • Determine the carboxylic acid and alcohol needed for a Fischer esterification.
  • Use retrosynthetic analysis in a reductive amination.

General Topics:

  • Topic 1: Alcohols, Ethers, and Related Compounds
  • Topic 2: Oxidation and Reduction
  • Topic 3: Benzene and Aromatic Compounds
  • Topic 4: Reactions of Aromatic Compounds
  • Topic 5: Introduction to Carbonyl Chemistry: Organometallic Reagents
  • Oxidation and Reduction
  • Topic 6: Aldehydes and Ketones—Nucleophilic Addition
  • Topic 7: Carboxylic Acids and Nitriles
  • Topic 8: Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives- Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution
  • Topic 9: Amines
  • Topic 10: Final Exam
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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