Moving into the second semester of Organic Chemistry
Successful completion of the first term of Organic Chemistry means you should have a basic handle on what structures are possible, what constitutes reactivity and stability, and which pathways are open to organic molecules when they react.
The second semester continues the discussion of the important functional groups while expanding the toolbox of useful synthetic transformations and the scope of mechanistic possibilities.
To be successful in the second term it is essential that the student know the basics from the first semester. Below is a series of the most important mechanisms studied previously, the features of which show up repeatedly in the second half of the course.
The last two mechanisms, reactions of carbonyl groups with organometallic Grignard reagents, are important pathways that are studied in the first month of the second semester and which represent crucial C-C bond-making protocols.
Unimolecular Substitution in acid
Bimolecular Substitution in acid
Unimolecular Elimination in acid
Acid-catalyzed Hydration of an Alkene
Nucleophilic Addition of Grignard reagent to Aldehyde
Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution & Addition of Grignard with Ester