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This course serves as a continuation of Organic Chemistry I and provides an overview of organic chemistry concepts. After taking this course, students will have a general understanding of the concept of aromaticity and the nomenclature of aromatic compounds. Students will learn the difference between Electron Withdrawing Groups (EWG) and Electron Donating (Releasing) Groups and various synthetic transformations involving aromatic compounds. Additionally, this course includes an overview of two important spectroscopic methods of characterization of organic compounds: IR (Infrared) spectroscopy and NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spectroscopy. Students will learn properties and syntheses involving some of the most important functional groups, including ketones and aldehydes and carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Enols and enolates, keto-enol tautomerization, and key reactions involving enols, amines and anilines are also covered.
 
This course is designed for biology, pre-medical, pre-nursing, preclinical, pre-health students, and anyone who is interested in learning introductory organic chemistry. A foundation in general chemistry and completion of Organic Chemistry I is recommended to understand the topics of this course.

Contact Information:
Fiona O'Donnell-Lawson
unexbio@ucsd.edu

Course Number: CHEM-40011
Credit: 4.50 unit(s)

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