Chemistry 2: Organic Structure and Bonding (with Lab) (CHE4212.01)

Amber Hancock

Building on our understanding of the relationship between molecular structural and reactivity developed in Chemistry 1, this course delves into modern theories of bonding, especially as they relate to the reaction patterns of functional groups.  These theories will be used to rationalize the patterns of electron flow in chemical reactions with a focus on the understanding of why mechanistic patterns emerge and we will and develop an understanding for how chemists determine mechanisms experimentally.   Addition, substitution, elimination and acid base reactions that underpin the reactivity of organic molecules will receive considerable attention.  We will also interact with the primary (and secondary) chemical literature in this course to deepen our understanding of the fundamentals and significance of the chemistry we study.

Corequisites: Lab

Prerequisites: Chemistry 1. For registration please email the instructor.
Credits: 4
T/F 2:10-4:00, W 2:10-6:00 (Lab)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year
This course is categorized as All courses, Environment, Chemistry.