CHEM 2600: Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 2600 is the second half of a full year course in organic chemistry taught at the University of Lethbridge. 

In this course, students continue to learn about a wide variety of organic reactions using a mechanistic approach.  There is also a strong emphasis on spectroscopy, particularly nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), the organic chemist’s most useful analytical tool.  Infrared spectroscopy and mass spectrometry are also covered.

The pre-requisite to this course is CHEM 2500 (Organic Chemistry I).  It also leans heavily on CHEM 2000 (General Chemistry II), the pre-requisite to CHEM 2500.  Almost all of the topics taught in CHEM 2000 are directly applied in this course.  To be successful in CHEM 2600, students need to have a solid background in molecular orbital theory, thermodynamics and acid-base chemistry as well as the topics in CHEM 2500.  Any student who transfers from an institution that allowed them to take organic chemistry without taking general chemistry first should NOT enroll in CHEM 2600 until after they have taken a full year of general chemistry.

Information provided on this website includes:

Study Habits for Success in Chemistry75 KB
CHEM 2600 Spectroscopy Data Sheet1.46 MB
CHEM 2600 Course Outline (Fall 2022)238 KB