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Organic Chemistry II

3 Credits | 38 Level | 200 Contact hours


• Organic Chemistry, 3rd ed. David Klein (hard copy, loose left, or e-text) ISBN: 978-1-119-35160-3 (required) https://www.wiley.com/en us/Organic+Chemistry%2C+3e+with+Enhanced+Student+Solutions+Manual+and+Study+Guide-p-9781119351603
• Organic Chemistry Student Study Guide and Solutions Manuel ISBN: 978-1-119-42253- (optional)
• Molecular Model Kit (optional, but highly recommended)
• Achieve Learning access (required)


In this course we are going to focus on the right corner of the periodic table and study how carbon-containing molecules interact. Through our discovery of these interactions, we can begin to answer questions like how do we design drugs that target specific illness, what are more effective techniques to diagnosis diseases, and even how do I make sense of ingredients on food labels.

By understanding exactly how a molecule interacts in its environment, not only will we have the ability to synthesize more efficacious medicine, improve existing screening techniques and understand the ingredients in the food we consume, but we can answer the unmet needs we are facing in the environment, agriculture, medicine, and even everyday areas like clothing, paint, and soap.

With the understanding of organic chemistry and its role in so many aspects of your life, you will be able to actively participate in and contribute to the scientific community in whatever career you choose.
Collaborative learning is an extremely effective way to learn organic chemistry


Upon completion of this course, you are expected to be able to:
• Apply foundational knowledge of chemistry to predict structure and reactivity of carbon-based compounds
• Explain observations or make predictions of organic reactions and chemical interactions in a concise scientific manner
• Propose efficient syntheses given a starting material and target compound utilizing retrosynthetic analysis
• Utilize spectroscopic techniques to elucidate chemical structures
• Propose plausible arrow pushing mechanisms that account for synthetic transformations
• Collaborate with classmates in problem solving and discussion of concepts, both by asking and answering questions, and gain awareness of the benefits of group work
• Develop an appreciation for organic chemistry and the role it plays in your own life


Chapter 7: What types of reactions do alkyl halides undergo? (substitution reactions (SN2 , SN1) elimination reactions (E2, E1), determining predominate mechanism).
Chapter 12: Alcohols.
Chapter 13: Ethers.
Chapter 16: Dienes.
Chapter 18: Aromatics.
Chapters 19 and 21: Aldehydes and Ketones.
Chapter 22: Amines.
Chapter 20: Carboxylic acids and derivatives.
Chapter 27: Synthetic polymers.


Warmup Quizzes in Sapling 5%
Short tests 20 %
Presentation 5 %
Active participation in class 10%
Midterm Exams (3) 30%
Final Exam 30%

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