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CHM 204 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

CHM 204 – Organic Chemistry II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in CHM 203

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: A continuation of CHM 203.  The current views of the mechanisms of organic reactions are emphasized.  Students in the laboratory continue the theory and practice of some techniques employed in the synthesis, purification, and identification of organic compounds. 

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe the various classes of organic compounds, correlating the syntheses, reactions, and properties of the molecules with their structures;
  2. identify and explain the various reactions and synthetic methods for preparing different types of organic compounds;
  3. explain the mechanisms of the various reactions of different organic functional groups and describe how these explanations greatly simplify the vast multitude of organic reactions;
  4. apply spectral methods to identify organic compounds;
  5. describe and apply proficient laboratory techniques used in the synthesis, purification, and identification of organic compounds; and
  6. utilize fundamental laboratory skills including, but not limited to, following directions, making observations, and drawing conclusions.