Organic Chemistry II
This course, the second of a two- semester sequence, provides a rigorous introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of organic chemistry. The chemistry of aromatic and carbonyl-containing compounds will be emphasized through out the course of the semester. Bioorganic compounds will be introduced. Particular emphasis will be placed on thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of reactions, the detailed examination of reaction mechanisms, and the design of multi-step syntheses. Laboratory exercises require students to use the techniques learned in the previous semester to carry out more complex reactions and multi-step synthesis. Additionally, students will investigate the techniques of organic qualitative analysis. This course is appropriate for students majoring in chemistry, biological sciences, and chemical engineering, and satisfies the admissions requirements for medical, dental, veterinary, and other health-related graduate programs.