Organic Chemistry 2

This course is a continuation of Organic Chemistry 1 (CHEM 1202) and will assume a basic background in organic chemistry. The skills developed in CHEM 1202 (nomenclature and reactions) will be reviewed and explored in greater depth. Reaction mechanisms will be used to classify organic reactions as well as serve to predict the products of reactions. These principles will be used to explain the important reactions of each functional group. An emphasis will be placed on organic chemical problem-solving skills in both synthetic and qualitative organic analysis. The use of spectroscopic techniques to identify organic compounds will be addressed. The laboratory portion of this course emphasizes the techniques of organic chemistry (distillation, reflux, extraction, re-crystallization, chromatography, etc.), adding to and reinforcing the lab skills developed in first year.