CHEM 251 Fall 2012 Organic Chemistry: Intermediate Level

This course is a continuation of Chemistry 156 and it concludes the systematic study of the common classes of organic compounds with emphasis on theories of structure and reactivity. Specific topics include radical chemistry, an introduction to mass spectrometry and ultraviolet spectroscopy, the theory and chemical reactivity of conjugated and aromatic systems, the concepts of kinetic and thermodynamic control, an extensive treatment of the chemistry of the carbonyl group, alcohols, ethers, polyfunctional compounds, the concept of selectivity, the fundamentals of organic synthesis, an introduction to carbohydrates, carboxylic acids and derivatives, acyl substitution reactions, amines, and an introduction to amino acids, peptides, and proteins. The coordinated laboratory work includes application of the techniques learned in the introductory level laboratory, along with new functional group analyses, to the separation and identification of several unknown samples. Skills in analyzing NMR, IR, and MS data are practiced and further refined.
Class Format: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, four hours per week
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on midterm exams, problem sets, laboratory performance, including written lab reports, and a final exam
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Prerequisites: Chemistry 156 or permission of instructor
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Divisional Attributes: Division III
Other Attributes: BIMO Required Courses, ENVS Environmental Chemistry Electives,MTSC Related Courses
Enrollment Limit: none
Expected Enrollment: 100
Class Number: 1035
CHEM251-01(F) LEC Organic Chem, Intermed Level Division 3: Science and Mathematics Jimmy A. Blair
MWF 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Chemistry 123 1035
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