Sep 24, 2023
CHM 246 - Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of CHM 245 Organic Chemistry I including spectroscopy and introduction to molecules of biological importance.
Prerequisite: CHM 245 Organic Chemistry I
Corequisite: CHM 246L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Apply IUPAC rules of nomenclature to alcohols, arenes, ethers, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, carbohydrates, amino acids, and proteins.
- Draw the structures of the above mentioned compounds given their names.
- Outline synthetic routes to primary, secondary, and tertiary alcohols.
- Show how oxidizing agents can be used to convert alcohols to aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids.
- Describe the conversion of alcohols to alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, ethers, esters, and alkoxides.
- Use NMR data to propose structures for unknown organic compounds.
- Explain how the Williamson synthesis is used to prepare ethers.
- Identify the major product(s) in electrophilic aromatic substitutions.
- Propose synthetic routes to substituted benzenes via multi-step pathways.
- Use Grignard reagents in synthetic schemes that convert aldehydes and ketones to alcohols.
- Describe the use of the Fischer esterification reaction to make esters from carboxylic acids.
- Show how an amino group can be attached to an aromatic ring via the reduction of a nitroarene.
- Devise synthetic routes to substituted arenes via the Sandmeyer reaction.
- Draw and name the cyclic structures of monosaccharides.
- Classify disaccharides and polysaccharides as reducing or nonreducing.
- Draw and name the structures of peptides.
- Determine the structure of a peptide given sequencing data.
Methods of Assessing Outcomes:
The expected learning outcomes will be assessed via 8 quizzes and 12 exams.