CHEM& 243 : ORGANIC CHEMISTRY III
Third course for individuals planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry. Polyfunctional compounds, lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids. (E)
- Interpret patterns of reactivity for reactions of alcohols, carbonyl, and aromatic compounds, and provide electron-pushing mechanisms and multistep products where applicable.
- Apply IUPAC nomenclature rules and predict trends in physical properties for simple organic molecules based on their functional groups.
- Provide reagents or predict products for reactions of carbon nucleophiles, such as Grignard and Gilman reagents.
- Apply resonance and/or molecular orbital theory in determining the stability of conjugated systems and predicting the product of conjugate addition reactions (1, 2 - and 1,4- conjugate additions, cycloadditions, etc.)
- Provide reagents or predict products for reactions at the alpha carbon.
- Classify and identify basic biomolecules such as carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, and nucleic acids.
- Apply basic organic reactions in a biological context, as in the reactions of carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, and nucleic acids.
- Design syntheses of organic molecules of moderate complexity using multiple synthetic steps to produce the highest yield using the fewest steps and/or protecting groups.
- Apply knowledge of reaction mechanisms to predict/explain the outcome of a reaction.
At a Glance
2.0 or higher in CHEM& 242, or permission of instructor.