Basic Organic Chemistry
Welcome - Information about how this course is structured
- Course Syllabus - in Adobe PDF format
- Microsoft Teams - A Teams site has been created for this course. This link should allow you to access both the live sessions and recordings of previous sessions.
- Online Resources - Freely available textbooks and other resources
- Organic Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis vol. I - by Tim Soderberg (Open Textbook Library)
- Organic Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis vol. II - by Tim Soderberg (Open Textbook Library)
- ChemTube3D - "ChemTube3D contains interactive 3D chemistry animations and structures, with supporting information" for a variety of reactions
- Named Reactions - Many common organic reactions (such as Grignard reactions and the Williamson ether synthesis) are known by the name(s) of the scientist(s) who discovered them. This site by Alfa Aesar gives a brief history of many of these reactions.
- Chemdoodle - Screencast explaining how to use ChemDoodle
- Old exams and answer keys - The order of topics changes between semesters, so these exams do not necessarily cover the same topics covered this semester.
- Lewis Structures - Drawing structures, formal and partial charges, geometry, intermolecular forces
- Molecular Representations - Line-bond and condensed structures, resonance, curved arrow formalism, delocalized lone pairs
- Acids and Bases - Acid/base definitions, curved arrow, equilibrium, and predicting acidity
- Alkanes - Nomenclature, isomers, Newman Projections, conformations, cycloalkanes
- Review Sheet
- Exam #1 - September 20
- Amines - properties and reductive amination