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Organic chemistry is the study of how bonds are made

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Unformatted text preview: iochemistry, physiology – fact, all of biology! Organic chemistry is the study of how bonds are made and broken, why reactions proceed fast or slow (or at all), using known reactions and predicting new ones, and inventing new ways to make them useful, and observing how things work at the molecular level. It is also a very systematic discipline. Knowing well a few principles unlocks a realm of possibilities for making new molecules that can change our health for the better, make our lives easier, and our planet greener. Organic chemistry not only lends clarity and meaning to the functions of all living things, but also how the materials that make the modern world were invented, developed and refined by great scientists, honored by their eponymous reaction names (e.g. Friedel-Crafts, DielsAlder). Organic chemistry is a technical subject, it evokes contemplation of the sublime and metaphysical aspects of being. Now, here you can participate. You're at an exciting juncture in your studies and organic chemistry is your vehicle; seize this advantage for the journey ahead! CHAPTERS COVERED (provisional plan). Chapters 10- 18 willl be covered. Exams will cover material inclusive since the prior exam, except the final, which is comprehensive. Date Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Topic NMR spectroscopy NMR spectroscopy – Alkenes and IR Reactions of Alkenes Alkynes Chapters: 10 10-11 12 13 Review Chp. 10-12 – TBA 30 April Week Week Week Week 5 6 7 8 Midterm Examination # 1 Delocalized π-systems 14 Benzene/aromaticit...
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