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Unformatted text preview: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY REVIEW by Frank Deis It is apparent that many of the students who take Biochemistry have done a good job of totally extirpating all memory of their two semesters of organic chemistry. Also, a few people take Organic as a co-requisite, so it should be helpful to state what you need to know from Organic for this course. It is not necessary to know any of the "named" reactions except perhaps the Aldol Condensation, but a large proportion of the students did not know the structure of formic acid or ethyl acetate when not covered in class. This sheet is an attempt to lay out the basics of organic chemistry which I will assume that everyone knows. Alkyl Groups:methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl, pentyl, hexyl Acyl Groups:formic, acetic, propionic, butyric, pentanoic Dibasic Acids:oxalic, malonic, succinic, glutaric Functional Groups:ether, amide, ester, anhydride, ketal, acetal, hemiacetal, hemiketal If you can draw a simple version of each of the functional and connecting groups, and have some...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2011 for the course MOLBIO 694 taught by Professor Deis during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '11