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CHEM 231 - Organic Chemistry II

Unit(s): 5.00

Prerequisite: CHEM 230
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course, the second of a two-semester sequence, provides a rigorous introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of organic chemistry. The chemistry of aromatic and carbonyl-containing compounds is emphasized throughout the course of the semester. Bioorganic compounds are introduced. Particular emphasis is placed on thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of reactions, the detailed examination of reaction mechanisms, and the design of multi-step syntheses. Laboratory exercises require students to use techniques learned in the previous semester to carry out more complex reactions and multi-step synthesis. Additionally, students investigate the techniques of organic qualitative analysis. This course is appropriate for students majoring in chemistry, biological sciences, and chemical engineering, and satisfies the admissions requirements for medical, dental, veterinary, and other health-related graduate programs.

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