10 - CH 310M/318M Lecture 2 F 1/22/2010 Reading Assignment:...

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CH 310M/318M – Lecture 2 – F 1/22/2010 Reading Assignment : Sections 1.4 Today : Introduction to organic chemistry Introduction to constitutional isomers General chemistry review – electronic structure of the atom; ionic and covalent bonds Graded Homework : HW#01 deadline = 9:00 a.m. on Fri 1/29 Textbook Problems : 1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 1.7, 1.20, 1.21, 1.23, 1.27-1.32 Be sure to download the course syllabus from Blackboard if you have not already done so!!! HW#01 should also be downloaded. If you have an excusable conflict for ANY of the three midterm exams, the deadline to sign up to take a conflict exam is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5 . Please fill out a “Petition for Alternate Exam Time” form which can be obtained from WEL 2.212. Sign up before the deadline – students who miss this deadline WILL NOT be allowed to take the conflict exams!!!
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What is organic chemistry??? Historical definition = study of compounds produced by living organisms “Vital force” hypothesis = living systems possess a “vital force” that is necessary to produce organic compounds. Organic compounds can only be produced by living organisms, or from other organic compounds. Some “prehistoric” chemistry : Sugar (from plants) Grain alcohol Vinegar Animal fat Soap fermentation (in yeast) air, over time Cook w/ wood ashes
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Torbern Bergman (1770) – First distinction between organic (living organisms) & inorganic (minerals) – based on observed differences in properties Organic Compounds Inorganic Compounds May be gases, liquids, or low melting solids (mp < 360 ° C) Usually high melting solids (mp > 360 ° C) Mostly insoluble in water Many are soluble in water
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10 - CH 310M/318M Lecture 2 F 1/22/2010 Reading Assignment:...

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