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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
    •  identify and name simple carboxylic acids
    •  give the products from the reaction of a carboxylic acid with a base and recognize that this is a reversible reaction
    •  predict the product of the reduction of a carboxylic acid and give the reagents required to perform this reaction
    •  recognize the role of long chain fatty acids in soap
    •  identify carboxylic acid derivatives as esters, amides, acid halides and acid anhydrides
    •  give the products obtained upon hydrolysis of these carboxylic acid derivatives
    •  recognize that acid halides are more reactive than esters which are, in turn, more reactive than amides
    •  predict the products that will be formed when a carboxylic acid derivative is treated with an alcohol or amine
    •  give the reagents required for the interconversion of carboxylic acid derivatives
    •  list the physical properties of fats and oils
    •  identify the repeating structural unit of a condensation polymer given the monomers
    •  recognise proteins as polymers of amino acids
    •  explain how primary structure relates to a covalently bonded sequence of amino acids
    •  recognize that secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures result from interactions such as hydrogen bonds within and between protein chains
  • Synthetic Strategies
    •  appreciate the challenge of synthesis
    •  work forwards and backwards to devise a synthetic route
    •  use the reactions of functional groups to interconvert them and devise ways of making new compounds

Textbook and eBook References

  • Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives - Chapter 23
  • Synthetic Strategies - Chapters 16, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 23
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Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives -  
  Carbonyl containing compounds  
 
Tags: Aldehydes | ketones | carboxylic acid derivatives  |  Contributed by Mat Todd
 
  Interconverting COOH derivatives  
 
Tags: Carboxylic Acid Derivatives | Interconverting  
Synthetic Strategies -  
  Organic chemistry practice problems  
 
Description: Collection of organic questions and answers from Michigan State
Tags: organic reactions  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
  Synthesis and retrosynthesis (part 2)  
 
Tags: Synthesis | mechanism | organic reactions | retrosynthesis  |  Contributed by Peter Rutledge
 
  Synthesis and retrosynthesis (part 1)  
 
Tags: Synthesis | mechanism | organic reactions | retrosynthesis  |  Contributed by Peter Rutledge
 

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