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

John Bullock

Building on structural and reactivity insights developed in Chemistry 1, this course delves into molecular structure and modern theories of bonding, especially as they relate to the reaction patterns of functional groups. We will focus on the mechanisms of reaction pathways and develop an understanding for how those mechanisms are experimentally explored. There will be numerous readings from the primary literature, including some classic papers that describe seminal experiments. Particular attention will be paid to the development of thermodynamic principles and their relevance to understanding reactivity patterns.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will:
- develop an understanding of modern bonding theories for atomic and molecular structures
- develop an understanding of the energetics of bonding relationships
- learn the core principles of chemical thermodynamics, including free energy, entropy and enthalpy
- learn how energy and chemical equilibria are related
- develop laboratory skills and data analysis techniques

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Corequisites: Chemistry 2 Lab (Thursday 2-6)
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 3:40PM-5:30PM, W 2:00PM-6:00PM (lab) (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Chemistry , Fully In-Person