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Spring 2019

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CHE202 - Organic Chemistry 2

Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Application of common analytical techniques (mass spec, IR and NMR spectroscopy) used in organic chemistry. Topics include properties, reactions, synthesis and mechanisms of the following functional groups: alcohols, ethers, aromatics, ketones, aldehydes, amines, and carboxylic acids. Three class hours, three lab hours. Spring only. Prerequisite: CHE 201.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Lab: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Provide a brief description of the theory behind mass spectrometry, IR spectroscopy and NMR spectroscopy.
2. Identify the reliable characteristic absorptions in an infrared spectrum, and propose which functional groups are likely to be present in the molecule.
3. Interpret a mass spectrum, identifying a possible compound and the associated fragment peaks.
4. Given a chemical structure, predict the major features of its proton NMR spectrum.
5. Use the chemical shifts, splitting patterns and integrations shown in a proton NMR spectrum to propose structures for possible compounds.
6. Combine the information from NMR spectra, IR spectra and mass spectra to determine the structures of unknown organic compounds.
7. Identify whether compounds are conjugated and/or aromatic and describe how this impacts their reactivity and the associated reaction mechanism.
8. Predict products, design syntheses and show mechanisms for selected reactions involving alcohols, ethers, aromatics, ketones, aldehydes, amines, and carboxylic acids. Include stereochemistry and regiochemistry information, as appropriate.
9. Name and describe physical properties of alcohols, ethers, aromatics, ketones, aldehydes, amines, and carboxylic acids.
10. Apply data, concepts and models related to the content areas of this course.*
11. Explore natural phenomena through observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.*

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.


Content Outline:
1. Analytical Methods
a. Infrared Spectroscopy
b. Mass Spectrometry
c. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

2. Reactions, Synthesis and Properties by Functional Group
a. Alcohols
b. Ethers
c. Conjugated Systems
d. Aromatics
e. Ketones
f. Aldehydes
g. Amines
h. Carboxylic Acids

Effective Term: Spring 2018