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CHEM& 263 - Organic Chemistry with Lab III

5 Credits
Continuation of CHEM& 262. The third course in a three-quarter sequence includes further study in the synthesis, reactivity and properties of molecules containing a variety of functional groups, including the structure, function and reactivity of biologically relevant molecules. Laboratory will emphasize synthesis and instrumental analysis of target molecules.

Pre-requisite(s) CHEM& 262 min 1.5
Course Note Previously CHEM 203 and CHEM 206.
Fees CL

Designed to Serve Science and Engineering majors and pre-professional (dental, pharmacy, optometry, medical, medical technician, chiropractic, dietetics, and veterinary medicine) students.
Active Date 20170622T08:37:36

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 33 Lab 44 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 77
Degree Distributions: AA Science, Science Lab
Course Outline
Varies by instructor. Typical content is likely to include the preparation and reactivity of functional groups used in multi-step molecular synthesis. The course will also emphasize the structure, function, and reactivity of synthetically useful and/or biologically relevant molecules. The formation and chemical reactivity of functional groups such as conjugated alkenes, aromatic compounds, carboxylic acids, ketones, esters, amines, and amides will be emphasized. Laboratory methods, skills, and theory include the synthesis, purification and characterization of organic molecules using common methods such as distillation, refluxing, extraction, and chromatography followed by analysis using IR and/or NMR.

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe the mechanism of the formation and reactions aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, and carboxylic acid derivatives.

Outline plausible multi-step synthesis of target organic molecules that involve aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, and carboxylic acid derivatives.

Evaluate relative physical properties of aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, and carboxylic acid derivatives.

Describe the formation and predict the reactivity common biomolecules: carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.

Correctly use instrumental analysis (IR, MS, NMR) for the elucidation of molecular structure.

Demonstrate fundamental skills used by the organic chemist to synthesize and characterize molecules in the laboratory.

Explain reasons for effectiveness or ineffectiveness of experiments in the organic chemistry lab.

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