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Organic Chemistry II

Course Topics

  1. Review of Organic Chemistry I Concepts
    • Functional groups, nomenclature, and isomerism
    • Bonding, hybridization, and molecular orbital theory
    • Acid-base concepts and reaction mechanisms
  2. Aromaticity and Reactions of Aromatic Compounds
    • Aromaticity criteria and Huckel's rule
    • Electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions
    • Synthetic strategies involving aromatic compounds
  3. Spectroscopic Methods in Organic Chemistry
    • UV-Vis spectroscopy and electronic transitions
    • Infrared spectroscopy and functional group identification
    • NMR spectroscopy and structural analysis
  4. Substitution and Elimination Reactions
    • Nucleophilic substitution reactions (SN1, SN2)
    • Elimination reactions (E1, E2)
    • Stereoselectivity in substitution and elimination reactions
  5. Carbohydrates and Carbohydrate Reactions
    • Structure and nomenclature of monosaccharides
    • Glycoside formation and carbohydrate modifications
    • Carbohydrate-based reactions and their applications
  6. Pericyclic Reactions
    • Diels-Alder reaction and cycloaddition reactions
    • Sigmatropic rearrangements and electrocyclic reactions
    • Understanding frontier molecular orbitals and symmetry considerations
  7. Organometallic Chemistry
    • Introduction to transition metal organometallic compounds
    • Coordination chemistry and ligand types
    • Applications of organometallic chemistry in synthesis and catalysis
  8. Multi-step Synthesis and Retrosynthesis
    • Designing multi-step synthetic routes
    • Functional group interconversions and protecting groups
    • Retrosynthetic analysis and strategy development


The course syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Any modifications or updates will be communicated in advance.