Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Draw structures and name organic compounds including benzene derivatives, carbonyl compounds and nitrogen containing compounds.
2. Describe the attributes that make a molecule aromatic.
3. Describe the bonding, polarity, and the boiling point and solubility trends In the compounds listed in #1.
4. Compare the relative stability of various carbonyl compounds.
5. Draw the mechanisms, including transition states and intermediates, and predict the products of electrophilic and nucleophilic aromatic substitution reactions, carbonyl addition/substitution and reduction reactions, carbonyl alpha-C reactions, alcohol oxidation reactions, condensation reactions and saponification.
6. Correlate the results of various organic reactions with predictions from molecular orbital theory.
7. Show the synthetic use of various reagents in functional group transformations.
8. Devise synthetic schemes for preparing various organic compounds.
9. Predict the products for the reactions of various functional groups.
10. Describe the functional groups and reactions of major importance in biochemistry.
11. Apply concepts from the course to interpret data which comes from the chemical research literature
12. State how concepts from the course might be applied by a professional chemist