Jul 13, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 222 - Organic Chemistry II

4 Credits: (3 lecture, 4 lab)

Course Description
This course is a continuation of Organic Chemistry I and is intended for science majors, engineers, and those in related fields. The course emphasizes organic reaction mechanism, functional groups, conjugated systems, instrumental analysis, and an introduction to carbohydrate chemistry. Laboratory experiences are used to support and clarify theory discussed in class, as well as unknown analysis via chemical and instrumental methods. 

Note Spring semester only.

Prerequisite CHEM 221 or permission of instructor.

Le Couteur, P., & Burreson, J. (2003). Napoleon’s buttons: How 17 molecules changed history. New York, NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.

Wade, L. & Simek, J. (2017). Organic chemistry (9th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Pearson.

Zubrick, J.W. (2020). The organic chem lab survival manual: A student’s guide to techniques (11th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

The student will be able to:

A. Identify the major functional groups associated with organic compounds.

B. State the reaction mechanisms of organic reactions.

C. Know the elements or organic nomenclature in naming organic compounds.

D. Use deductive synthesis in producing new organic compounds.

E. Calculate chemical equilibria and energy relationships to organic reactions.

F. Develop sufficient laboratory experience to insure his or her ability to function in practical organic laboratory operations.

G. Analyze UV-VIS, IR, NMR, and mass spectral data

A. Ethers and Epoxides

B. UV-VIS, IR, and NMR spectrophotometry, Mass Spectroscopy

C. Conjugated Systems

D. Reactions of Carbonyl Systems and Amines

E. Carbohydrates

Student Evaluation
Periodic tests, homework assignments, a cumulative final exam, and laboratory reports will be used for the evaluation of this course.