Introductory Organic Chemistry - Part 2

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Overview

This course surveys the reactions of organic compounds with an emphasis on mechanisms and a structure-based approach to understanding reactivity.  Concepts and models are developed to build intuition about the reactivity of organic compounds. These concepts will prepare students for a mechanistic-based approach to learning organic reactivity. Emphasis will also be placed on developing problem-solving skills unique to organic chemistry. This course, orgchem1b, together with its prerequisite, orgchem1a are equivalent to a first-semester organic chemistry course; these courses and the subsequent courses (orgchem2a and orgchem2b) are especially suited for students in agricultural, nutritional and biological sciences, as well as premedical, predental, and preveterinary programs.

Syllabus

Lesson

Topic

1

Subst & Elimination Stereochem

2

Carbocation RAR

3

LGs & Ring-Opening

4

Carbon Nucleophiles

5

E+ Addition to C=C

6

E+ Addition to C≡C

7

Stereochem of E+ Addn

8

Carbonyl Reactivity

9

C=O & Conjugate Addn

10

Acyl Substitution

11

Substitution + Addition

12

Substitution of =O

13

Enols and Enolates

14

The C-alpha nucleophile

15

Exam Review

16

Aldol Addition

17

Claisen Condensation

18

Aromatic Chemistry

19

Aromatic Subst (E+)

20

Aromatic Subst (other)