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Organic Chemistry II
Course Description

Lecture material for Organic Chemistry II  focuses on the synthesis and reactivity of the major classes of organic compounds with emphasis on mechanistic rationalization and stereochemistry. The application of organic chemistry to the understanding of drug stability, drug reactivity and drug interactions is highlighted.  Students are required to attend three, 50 minute lectures and one 3 hour lab session per week.  Students must independently pass both the laboratory and the lecture  (>60) to pass the course.
4 credits; Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry II, like Organic Chemistry I, is a fast-paced and content intensive course.  The second semester of organic chemistry requires a thorough understanding  of the fundamental concepts introduced in Organic Chemistry I.  In the Organic Chemistry II course, these fundamental concepts are applied to understanding and predicting products of organic reactions.  The content of Organic Chemistry II will be presented according to functional group types.  There is emphasis on how these functional groups are prepared and how these functional groups react with various reagents, including other organic functional groups.  The ultimate goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding of organic reactions and how they relate to drug stability, how drugs  react in biological systems and how drugs  interact with each other.  See specific course objectives for more information.