Reactions, mechanisms, and the application of the infrared, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, UV/Visible, and mass spectrometry to molecular structure determination are presented. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of spectra to determine structures of organic molecules. The laboratory involves synthesis, the use of the spectrometer, and problem solving with discussion groups.
One lecture and one 3-hour lab per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 121 Organic Chemistry II: Synthesis and Mechanisms.
A continuation of CHEM 120 Organic Chemistry I . A study of reactions of importance in the synthesis and biosynthesis of carbon compounds, including reaction mechanisms and spectroscopic methods for the determination of structures.
Three lectures per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 120 Organic Chemistry I and CHEM 120L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory with grades of "C-" or better.