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Administrative Unit: Physical and Biological Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: CHEM 312
Course Title: Organic Chemistry II
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Continuation of CHEM 310 Organic Chemistry I. Topics include groups in organic chemistry such as alcohols, ethers, epoxides, sulfides, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and amines. Biomolecules are covered. Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite: CHEM 310 with a grade of C or higher.

 
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

CHEM 310 with a grade of C or higher.

 
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Spring.
 
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Organic Chemistry
By McMurry (Brooks Cole)
Recommended
Organic Chemistry
By Wade (Prentice Hall)
Recommended
Organic Chemistry
By Bruice (Prentice Hall)
Recommended
Organic Chemistry
By Klein (Wiley)
Recommended
 
Course Objectives
  • To build and expand upon information from Organic Chemistry I.
  • To describe characteristics of substituted benzenes, alcohols, thiols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid and amines.
  • To learn and apply naming rules for substituted organic compounds.
  • To write and utilize reactions for preparation of substituted benzenes, alcohols, thiols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and amines.
  • To learn different types of chemical reactions of substituted benzenes, alcohols, thiols, phenols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and amines.
  • To write and utilize multi-step syntheses.
  • To understand characteristics of biological macromolecules.
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    Measurable Learning Outcomes:

    • Explain the nomenclature and physical properties of substituted benzenes, alcohols, thiols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and amines. • Relate structural and physical differences in organic molecules to differences in spectroscopic properties. • Detail chemical reactions in the synthesis of substituted benzenes, alcohols, thiols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and amines. • Propose multi-step syntheses for given organic molecules. • Describe and use oxidation/reduction, addition, and substitution reactions of given organic molecules. • Describe characteristics of biological polymers, their substituent monomers, and the condensation/hydrolysis reactions they undergo. • Relate physical differences in biological molecules to different physiological roles. • Recognize and draw structural isomers and stereoisomers of monosaccharides and amino acids; describe the process of mutarotation and cyclization of monosaccharides. • Explain structural and physical differences between different types of lipids, including waxes, triglycerides, sterols and terpenes. • Write the Edman degradation process and utilize it to sequence polypeptides. • Write the Merrifield peptide synthesis.

     
    Topical Outline:
  • Review of spectroscopy
  • Aromatic compounds
  • Aromatic substitution
  • Alcohols and thiols
  • Ethers
  • Aldehydes and ketones
  • Carboxylic acids and their derivatives
  • Amines
  • Biological molecules → carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids
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    Culminating Experience Statement:

    Material from this course may be tested on the Major Field Test (MFT) administered during the Culminating Experience course for the degree. 
    During this course the ETS Proficiency Profile may be administered.  This 40-minute standardized test measures learning in general education courses.  The results of the tests are used by faculty to improve the general education curriculum at the College.

     

    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35

     
    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at http://www.ccis.edu/offices/library/index.asp. You may access them from off-campus using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

     
    Prepared by: Julie Estabrooks Date: October 10, 2013
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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