• CHEM-3124 Organic Chemistry II

    Continuation of the first semester course with emphasis on the study of organic chemical reactions, including the reactions of benzene, the reactions of substituted benzenes, and the structure and reactions of carbonyl compounds that include aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acid derivatives. Coverage of oxidation-reduction reactions, heterocyclic compounds, multi-step synthesis processes, and principles. Principles of Nmr spectroscopy. Lab exercises include using techniques from first semester lab course plus gas chromatography and Nmr to perform and evaluate the following chemical reactions: catalytic hydrogenation of alkenes, hydration of alkenes, synthesis of alcohols, use of nucleophilic substitution to synthesize 1-bromobutane, Grignard synthesis, aromatic substitutions, the Friedel-Crafts acylation reaction, and pinacol rearrangements. Lecture - 3 hours; Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.