212 Organic Chemistry for Science Majors II (5) UC:CSU IGETC Area 5A
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Chemistry 211.
Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 6 hours
This course is a continuation of Chemistry 211 with additional emphasis on reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, organic synthesis of a variety of organic compounds, including but no limited to: aromatic copounds, aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acid derivatives, enoles, enolates, carbohydrates, amino acids, polypeptides, nucleic acids, lipids and synthetic polymers. Quantitative analysis and purification methods are emphasized in the laboratory. This course also emphasizes the use of NMR, IR and Mass Spectroscopy in the analysis and identification of organic compounds.
Course Learning Outcomes
At the end of Chemistry 212 course the student will be able to:
- Describe chemical reactions of organic compounds using a mechanistic approach.
- Apply mechanistic concepts to perform multi-step synthesis, purification and analysis of organic compounds.