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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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CHEM 332 - Organic Chemistry II

Units: 5
Continuation of CHEM 331 Fundamental principles of organic chemistry including properties and reactions of organic compounds emphasizing reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopic analysis. Further laboratory work in basic synthesis and organic analysis. Lecture Units: 3; Lab Units: 2.

Prerequisites: CHEM 331 with grade C- or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: Students who have completed CHEM 3302 and CHEM 3303 will receive credit for CHEM 332.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. predict bonding, nomenclature, chemical properties and some physical properties of organic compounds if the molecular structure is known;
  2. identify common organic functional groups and show a knowledge of the chemistry and reactivity of each functional group;
  3. use the results of the common spectroscopic methods (NMR, IR, UV and mass spectroscopy) to determine the structures of simple organic compounds;
  4. draw the common reaction mechanisms of organic reactions, and be able to indicate the mechanism and type of intermediate involved in the reactions;
  5. safely carry out standard laboratory techniques for the purification of organic compounds, including distillation, recrystallization, column chromatography, thin layer chromatography, and extraction;
  6. measure the infrared spectrum of an unknown solid or liquid and be able to identify the functional groups present;
  7. carry out standard functional group transformations of organic compounds, and isolate and characterize the resulting products.

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