May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 2580 Organic Chemistry II

This combined lecture and laboratory course, the continuation of Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 2570 ), concludes an introduction to organic chemistry and continues coverage of a broad range of topics in bonding, reactivity, stereochemistry, structure and synthesis, reaction mechanisms, nomenclature and chemical transformations as related to various families of organic compounds. In this second semester course, the primary emphasis is the study of aromatic compounds, alcohols (and phenols and ethers), aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives (esters, amides, acidic halides, and such), recrystallization, distillation (simple and fractional), reflux and extraction introduced in the first semester course (CHEM 2570 ). Experiments will also include the preparation and reactions of aromatic compounds, alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives(esters, acid halides, amides and anhydrides), and amines( the major functional groups discussed in the companion lecture part of the course). Also, laboratory applications of the various spectroscopies (NMR, IR, MS and UV-VIS) will be included. Experiments will be performed at the macro and micro scale. Students will be charged an additional Chemistry Lab Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2570  OR CHEM 2510  AND CHEM 0510
Credits: 4.0