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Organic Chemistry 2

College Science Prerequisites, Course Description, and Textbooks

Organic Chemistry 2 (CHEM 202) – Prerequisites

High School Diploma or equivalent, and Organic Chemistry 1 or equivalent.

Organic Chemistry 2 (CHEM 202) – Course Description

Organic Chemistry 2 is a 4-unit, intensive, immersion-learning course that requires four weekends to complete. Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am to 6:30pm, which includes 2 face-to-face lecture sessions and 2 face-to-face laboratory sessions.

Organic Chemistry 2 (CHEM 202) further elaborates functional groups with emphasis on alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, amides, esters, amines, and carboxylic acids Once the nature and reactivity of these functional groups is understood, the more important biological examples will be stressed and elaborated. Biochemistry, particularly the properties and metabolism of biological macromolecules such as nucleic acids, lipids, and proteins will be introduced.

Additional Unit: If a student needs to earn 5 semester units for CHEM 202 instead of 4 to meet pre-requisite requirements of a given academic program he or she seek to gain admission into, he or she may sign up for an ISP Capstone taken concurrently with this Course. The ISP Capstone is a 1-Unit, instructor-supervised, independent, 45hr research project, which fosters opportunity for empirically based study that enhances, deepens, and further integrates knowledge of an ISP Courses key concept. Students interested in the ISP Capstone pleas click here

Nursing students should learn more about the Chemistry for Allied Health Professions class also offered by ISP. The Chemistry for allied Health Professions introduces pre-nursing students to the fundamental concepts of organic chemistry and biochemistry, and meets the requirement for pre-nursing curriculums.

Organic Chemistry 2 – Textbook

Solomons, T.W.G.; Fryhle, C.B.; Snyder, S.A. Organic Chemistry (11th. Edition). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons; 2013.
(ISBN-10: 1-118-13357-6)

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