2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPHYS 3308 Organic Chemistry II w/Lab

This upper level organic chemistry course will discuss the synthesis, characterization and identification of organic molecules which constitute building blocks of living organisms and many life-saving pharmaceutical drugs. The course will start with discussing fundamental techniques such as nucleic magnetic resonance (NMR), infra-red (IR) and ultraviolet-visible, and mass spectroscopy which are commonly used for the characterization of organic molecules. The course will also focus on investigating organic chemistry of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, nucleotides and vitamins through lectures, key assignments, writing reports and hands-on laboratory activities. Topics will also include catalysis, radical reactions, organometallic compounds and their chemical and physical properties.




CPHYS 2308


Spring of even numbered years