University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 28, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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CHEM 242 - Organic Chemistry II

(3 units)
Continuation of CHEM 241 , with emphasis on additional functional groups, fundamental reaction mechanisms, and biomolecules. For life and environmental sciences majors. Credit not allowed in both CHEM 242 and CHEM 342 .

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 241 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. predict aromaticity in simple molecules and predict aromatic substitution products.
2. identify oxygen-containing organic functional groups including alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, and carboxylic acids, and follow their transformations through oxidation-reduction, addition and substitution reactions.
3. identify nitrogen containing functional groups including amines, amides, and nitriles through correct prediction of their structures, properties, and simple reactions.
4. interpret simple IR spectra of organic molecules.
5. demonstrate correct use of arrow-pushing mechanisms for standard multistep organic reactions.
6. apply organic structural and reactivity concepts to fundamental molecules of biological importance.

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