University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jun 07, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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CHEM 342 - Organic Chemistry for Scientists and Professionals II

(3 units)
Continuation of CHEM 341 , with emphasis on complex functional groups, detailed reaction mechanisms, multistep syntheses, and molecules relevant to biology and materials science. Credit not allowed in both CHEM 242  and CHEM 342.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 341 , or CHEM 241  with a grade of “A” or “B”.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. predict aromaticity in molecules and 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 reactions.
4. interpret IR and UV/visible spectra of organic molecules.
5. demonstrate correct use of arrow-pushing mechanisms for complex multistep organic reactions involving multiple functional groups and including simple pericyclic reactions.
6. apply organic structural and reactivity concepts to molecules of biological importance and complexity.

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