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CHEM& 262 Organic Chemistry II • 6 Cr.




Second in a three-course organic chemistry sequence. Format includes laboratory work. Prerequisite: CHEM& 261.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Alkenes
    • Name (including E/Z) and list typical properties of ordinary alkenes
    • Devise synthetic pathway to produce Hoffman and Zaitsev alkenes
    • Predict basic reactions of alkenes, esp. in regard to Markovinkov’s rule
    • Write the mechanism for ordinary alkene reactions
    • Calculate the index of hydrogen deficiency in alkenes and alkynes
  • Alkynes
    • Name and list typical properties of ordinary alkynes
    • Devise synthetic pathways to produce most alkynes
    • Predict basic reactions of alkynes
    • Write mechanisms for ordinary alkyne reactions.
  • NMR Spectroscopy
    • Explain chemical shift, intergration, and splitting patterns
    • Deduce structures or predict NMR spectra of typical organic molecules.
    • Identify irregular splitting patterns with alkenes, aromatics, an diastereotopic hydrogens
    • Determine which atomic nuclei can be visible to NMR
    • Explain (on an elementary level) how NMR spectra are obtained
    • Explain how NMR samples must be prepared
  • Alcohols and Ethers
    • Name and list typical properties of ordinary alcohols and ethers
    • Devise synthetic pathways to produce most alcohols and ethers
    • Predict basic reactions of alcohols and ethers
    • Write mechanisms for ordinary alcohol and ether reactions
  • Conjugated Unsaturated Systems
    • Identify, explain, and predict stability of conjugated systems
    • Summarize and explain the rules of resonance structures
    • Apply resonance theory to explain thermodynamic and kinetic outcomes of appropriate reactions.
  • Aromatics
    • Identify aromatic, anti-aromatic, pseudo-aromatic, and non-aromatic compounds, including hetero-cycles
    • Name aromatic compounds
    • Devise synthetic pathways for aromatic compounds
    • Predict basic reactions of aromatics
    • Write mechanisms for ordinary aromatic reactions
    • Apply aliphatic reaction principles to aromatic side chain reactions
    • Explain the unusual stability of benzene and list the reactions that result in its ultimate reduction



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