Organic Chemistry II

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Course Description:
This course is a continuation on the nomenclature, structure, and reactions of organic compounds.


Course Details


CHM 2210; Corequisite: CHM 2211L



Travis Bates


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Organic Chemistry, 8th Edition, Bruice, ISBN: 9780134048147 Or

Mastering Chemistry with Pearson eText ISBN: 9780134283111


Assignment/course outline:

Topics covered:

  • Mass Spectrometry, Infrared Spectroscopy, UV/Vis Spectroscopy
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Reactions of Carboxylic Acids and Carboxylic Acids Derivatives
  • Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones
  • Reactions at the α Carbon
  • Reactions of Benzene and Substituted Benzenes
  • Reactions of Heterocyclic Compounds

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 2 - Natural Science: Explore the Nature of Science

The purpose of the study of the natural sciences component in the core curriculum is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to understand the bases for building and testing scientific theories.

NS-1 Recognize appropriate scientific terminology
NS-2 Apply scientific principles or concepts
NS-3 Solve real-world problems using scientific knowledge


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Make use of the language and terminology of chemistry

Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamental concepts in chemistry

Differentiate between competing theories that explain chemical concepts such as Lewis acids and Brønsted-Lowery acids

Solve problems relating to chemical concepts

Interpret data from chemical experiments graphically or numerically

Identify how technology is used in chemical processes 


NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-3 

Tests, Cumulative Final, Homework, Quizzes


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Lecture/Teacher facilitated: The teacher will be leading class discussions on the material contained in the text during each class period using visual aids including PowerPoint presentations, which students have access to via Canvas.

Student-centered: The students will be responsible for solving homework problems, and forming group study sessions outside of class.

ACE Lab tutors: Student tutors are available in the lab to provide individualized help. Hours can be found posted each semester on the lab door and/or via the web site.


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