Chemistry Classes

CHE132E General Chemistry I

A continuation of CHE31E. Topics covered in this semester include: acids and bases, chemical equilibria (gases, solubility), electrochemistry, nuclear and coordination chemistry and thermochemistry. Emphasis is placed on problem solving. The lab work includes qualitative analysis. Prerequisite: CH131E 4 credits

CHE201E Organic Chemistry II

A beginning of the study of the chemistry of organic compounds. Topics include: covalent bonding; molecular structure and resonance; constitutional, geometric, and optical isomerism; the reactions of organic compounds through their functional groups; reactive intermediates and mechanisms of organic chemical reactions (nucleophilic substitution and elimination, electrophilic addition); aliphatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, and alcohols. Laboratory investigations will use common procedures to separate, synthesize, purify, and analyze compounds, in order to study their properties. Prerequisite: CHE132E, 4 credits

CHE202E Organic Chemistry II

A continuation of CHE201E Organic Chemistry I. The second semester is continued application of the principles introduced in the first half of the course to new families of organic compounds. The chemistry (structures, syntheses, and reactions) of ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, aromatic compounds, and amines, including mechanisms of electrophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic acyl substitution and addition, and free radical substitution are examined. Laboratory investigations include qualitative analysis of unknowns and a project involving the synthesis and analysis of benzoic acid derivatives in order to measure Hammett’s sigma and rho values. Prerequisite: Ch301E, 4 credits