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Foothill College Chemistry
Kathleen Armstrong


Welcome to Organic Chemistry at Foothill College!
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I will be on Sabbatical for the 2015-2016 academic year;
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Chemistry 12C is the third and final quarter of a course in Organic Chemistry for Life and Physical Science majors. This quarter expands the study of functional group
transformations and their spectroscopic features. In addition to incorporating the chemistry covered in the prerequisites, we begin this quarter the study of Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic Acids, Carboxylic acid Derivatives, Enolates, and Amines.
In addition, we will introduce the structure and reactivity of Carbohydrates, Amino Acids and Proteins.
Emphasis this quarter will be on integrating the new material with the old in the
multi-step syntheses of target compounds. In addition, we will continue to emphasize structure-reactivity relationships and mechanism and we will continue to incorporate spectroscopy and experimental observation to our exploration of molecular transformation of Organic compounds.





©Kathleen Armstrong April 2015