Organic Chemistry II
Universitat Politècnica de València
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This course is the continuation of a two-semester exploration of the fundamentals of organic chemistry. Topics including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, reactions of alcohols, reactions of carbonyls, and reactions of aromatic compounds will be discussed.
The topics listed above are fundamental to the understanding of ALL biological processes. The chemistry of life relies on the same reactions we will learn this term. Sugar chemistry depends on reactions of aldehydes, ketones, and alcohols. Protein synthesis uses interconversions of carboxylic acid derivatives. Nucleic acids are aromatic compounds. The overarching objective of this course is to provide you with a framework to understand medicine, human biology, and biochemistry.
2. Radical Reactions
3. Oxidation and Reduction, Grignard Reactions, Reactions of Alcohols
4. Aldehydes and Ketones
5. Acetals, Imines, Enamines
6. Wittig Reaction, Synthesis Problems
7. Carboxylic Acids, Acid Chloride, Anhydrides
8. Esters, Amides, Nitriles
9. The Aldol Reaction, Claisen Condensation, Conjugate Additions
10. Carbonyl Chemistry: Putting It Together
11. Conjugation, Diels-Alder Reaction
12. Benzene, Aromaticity
13. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
14. Directing Groups in EAS
STUDENT LEARNING/COURSE OUTCOMES:
1. Fluently speak the language of organic chemistry
2. Predict the product of common organic reactions and explain why that product is formed
3. “Push arrows” to describe the fundamental steps by which organic reactions take place
4. Design short chemical syntheses based on reactions learned in lecture
5. Characterize organic compounds using various spectroscopic techniques (NMR, IR, MS)
• Quizzes – 120 points
• Exams – 600 points
• Final Exam – 300 points
A = 1020-920; A- = 900-919; B+ = 899-880; B = 879-820; B- = 819-800; C+ = 799-780; C = 779-720; C- = 719-700 D+ = 680-699; D = 679-620; D- = 619-60;0 F = 599-0
Attending class is MANDATORY in this course.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.