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Chemistry - CHEM 214

Organic Chemistry 2

5 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours
4 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This is the second semester of the two-semester sequence of Organic Chemistry. Course content emphasizes characteristic reactions of aromatic compounds and a wide variety of more complex functional groups, including carbonyl compounds, carbonyl-derivatives and amines. Practical application of functional-group transformation reactions to organic synthesis is addressed, as is utilization of a number of spectroscopic methods for structural determination. The laboratory portion of the course continues development of practical skills in organic transformations using more complex reaction techniques with application to organic synthesis.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Assign IUPAC and/or appropriate common names to organic compounds of various classes.
  • Construct structural representations for organic compounds from the name of the compounds.
  • Relate theories and models of chemical bonding including covalent/ionic bonding models, resonance theory, hybridization models, molecular orbitals models and valence shell electron pair repulsion models to structures of organic substances.
  • Relate acid/base theories to organic reactions and mechanisms of reactions.
  • Differentiate between various functional groups and classes of organic compounds.
  • Relate the structures of molecules to physical and chemical properties of molecules.
  • Employ stereochemical designations appropriately.
  • Identify the stereochemical relationships between organic molecules.
  • Predict the three-dimensional products of chemical reactions using stereochemical relationships.
  • Identify the conditions needed for a variety of organic reactions that occur with various functional groups.
  • Predict the outcome of chemical reactions when specific substrates are exposed to specific reaction conditions.
  • Interpret mechanisms for a variety of chemical changes.
  • Formulate chemical mechanisms for specific organic reactions.
  • Relate chemical mechanisms to energy transformations.
  • Interpret energy diagrams for chemical reactions.
  • Construct energy diagrams for various reaction processes.
  • Determine molecular changes that occur in molecules on interaction with various electromagnetic radiation sources (IR, UV, etc.).
  • Employ a variety of spectroscopic methods of analysis in the determination of structures of organic molecules.
  • Construct reasonable multi-step synthetic pathways to make complex organic molecules utilizing a variety of chemical reactions characteristic of organic molecules.
  • Utilize various laboratory equipment in the performance of laboratory experiments.
  • Perform various laboratory manipulations.
  • Organize laboratory data, calculations and analyses in an accurate and detailed fashion.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication and group work skills while cooperating with other students to complete laboratory experiments.
  • Execute appropriate disposal procedures for the various chemical substances used in the laboratory.
  • Apply a working knowledge of laboratory safety, including proper use of safety equipment (e.g., protective eyewear) and safe work habits.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday