CHEM 81 Organic Chemistry II
5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM 160S, (80+81))
Lecture: 54 Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 80
The second semester of a one-year course. Fundamental principles and concepts of organic chemistry including, structure, bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, and functional groups with emphasis on reactions and reaction mechanisms of aromatic compounds, phenols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids, amines, and their derivatives. Multi-step syntheses, stereochemistry of reactions, and structure elucidation using modern instrumental methods are also included. An introduction to biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins) is presented.