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CHM 322 : Objectives
   
 
General Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand concepts of organic chemistry that are related to your "everyday" life experiences.
  • Understand relationships between the concepts covered in the lecture and scientific application in the laboratory.
  • Name, draw, and recognize the chemical structure of organic molecules.
  • Understand chemical mechanism(s) related to the "reactivity" of organic molecules.
  • Understand the relationship between "reaction conditions" and the rate of organic chemical reactions.
Specific Learning Objectives:

Chapter 11: Ethers, Sulfides, and Epoxides

  • Learn how to draw the structures and name ethers, sulfides, and epoxides.
  • Understand the physical properties and their relationship using ethers, sulfides, and epoxides as ethers, sulfides, and epoxides solvents in the liquid state.
  • Learn how ethers are prepared and access which methods are best based on your understanding of chapters 6 and 8.
  • Learn and understand the chemical reactivity of ethers, epoxides, and sulfides.
Chapter 12: Infrared Spectroscopy (IR)

  • Understand the concept of electromagnetic radiation, and other forms of radiant energy and the relationship to wavelength and frequency.
  • Understand the features of an IR spectrum.
  • Understand and learn the characteristic absorption patterns to identify various functional groups such as alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, amines, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids, and carboxylic ethers.
  • Learn to solve infrared spectral problems.
Chapter 13: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)

  • Understand the concepts of NMR and related terms such as nuclear spin states, equivalent hydrogen(s), signal areas, chemical shift, signal splitting and the (n+1) rule, and coupling constants.
  • Understand the features of an NMR spectrum
  • Understand and learn the characteristic chemical shifts patterns to determine the molecular structure of organic molecules.
  • Learn to solve NMR problems.
  • Understand the biological significance of NMR.
Chapter 14: Mass Spectroscopy

  • Learn and understand the features of a mass spectrometer.
  • Understand the features of a mass spectrum.
  • Learn to interpret a mass spectrum.
  • Learn to solve mass spectral problems.
  • Learn the biological importance of acid/base chemical reactions in living systems by studying the application of clinical chemistry.
  • Understand the biological significance of mass spectroscopy.
Chapter 16: Aldehydes and Ketones

  • Understand the structure, bonding, and physical properties of aldehydes and ketones.
  • Understand the spectroscopic (IR, NMR, and mass spectral) properties of aldehydes and ketones.
  • Learn to solve spectral problems of aldehydes and ketones.
  • Learn the chemical reactions and mechanism of aldehydes and ketones.
  • Understand the biological significance of aldehydes and ketones.
Chapter 17: Carboxylic Acids

  • Learn the chemical structure, names, and physical properties of carboxylic acids
  • Learn how carboxylic acids are prepared.
  • Understand the chemical reactions and mechanism of carboxylic acids.
  • Understand the spectroscopic (IR, NMR, and mass spectral) properties of carboxylic acids.
  • Learn to solve spectral problems of carboxylic acids.
  • Understand the biological significance of carboxylic acid derivatives.
Chapter 18: Functional Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids

  • Learn the chemical structure, names, and physical properties of carboxylic derivatives.
  • Learn the spectroscopic (IR, NMR, and mass spectral) properties of carboxylic acid derivatives.
  • Learn to solve spectral problems of derivatives of carboxylic acids.
  • Learn the chemical reactions and mechanism of carboxylic acid derivatives.
  • Understand the biological significance of carboxylic acid derivatives.
Chapter 20: Conjugated Systems

  • Understand the stability of conjugated systems (dienes).
  • Learn electrophilic additions to conjugated systems (dienes).
  • Understand the Diels-Alder Reactions and Transition State Aromaticity.
  • Understand the spectral properties of conjugated systems.
Chapter 21: Benzenes and the Concepts of Aromaticity

  • Learn the chemical structure, names, and physical properties of benzene and its derivatives.
  • Understand the concepts of "aromaticity" and how to determine whether a compound is aromatic.
  • Understand the spectroscopic (IR, NMR, and mass spectral) properties of benzene and its derivatives.
  • Learn to solve spectral problems of benzene and its derivatives.
  • Understand the biological significance of benzene and its derivatives.
Chapter 22: Reactions of Benzene and Its Derivatives

  • Understand and learn the reactions and mechanisms of electrophilic substitution.
  • Understand and learn the reactions and mechanisms of disubstitution and polysubstitution.
  • Understand and learn nucleophilic aromatic substitution.
Chapter 23: Amines

  • Learn to name, draw the chemical structure of, and recognize the structure of amines.
  • Predict the acidity and basicity of amines.
  • Describe, draw the chemical structure of, and predict the reactions of amines.
  • Understand the spectroscopic (IR, NMR, and mass spectral) properties of amines.
  • Learn to solve spectral problems of amines.
  • Understand the biological significance of amines.
Chapter 25: Carbohydrates

  • Learn the chemical structure, names, and recognize the structure of carbohydrates.
  • Learn the chemical reactions and mechanism of carbohydrates.
  • Understand the biological significance of carbohydrates: Carbohydrates as an energy source. Why are so many Americans overweight? Does the Atkins diet for loosing weight really work?
 
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