Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Jan 16, 2022  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 204 - Organic Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of CHEM 203  Organic Chemistry I with emphasis on aromatic compounds, alcohols, ethers, amines, and carbonyl compounds. Laboratory work reinforces organic synthesis techniques including isolation, purification, and structure determination using analytical methods. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in CHEM 203  within the last five years, or consent of department chair, course coordinator, or designated member of Chemistry faculty. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly CH 204.

5 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Name compounds from various classes of organic compounds such as alcohols, ethers, epoxides, ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and carboxylic acid derivatives, and amines.
  • Apply an understanding of the relationship between physical properties and structure to predict and explain boiling points and solubilities.
  • Explain the nature of and differences between thermodynamic and kinetic reaction conditions and use these differences to predict and explain the outcomes of chemical reactions.
  • Use molecular structure to predict chemical properties such as acidity, reactivity, nucleophilicity, and electrophilicity.
  • Describe the origin of aromaticity in organic compounds; use it to identify aromatic compounds and to predict and explain the outcome of chemical reactions.
  • Determine the products and stereochemistry of basic pericyclic reactions like the Diels-Alder reaction.
  • Write mechanisms for various reactions including the oxidation, reduction, and nucleophilic addition reactions of carbonyl compounds; electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions; nucleophilic substitution reactions involving alkoxides; and amines, and enols and enolates.
  • Draw resonance structures for organic compounds and use them to assess the stability of the compound.
  • Use knowledge of the chemistry of the functional groups discussed in CHEM 203  and CHEM 204  to provide correct reagents or products for reactions.
  • Use knowledge of the chemistry discussed in CHEM 203  and CHEM 204  to propose synthetic pathways that require multiple steps.
  • Use spectroscopic techniques such as 13C and 1H NMR, IR, and MS to identify organic molecules.
  • Execute standard organic laboratory techniques used to synthesize, isolate, purify, and/or identify organic compounds.

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