OC_UNIT_1_introduction

OC_UNIT_1_introduction - OCHEMUNIT1: CHEMISTRY A...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
CHEMISTRY A. WHAT IS ORGANIC CHEMISTRY? Organic Chemistry (Ochem) is the chemistry of carbon compounds.  Other elements such as H, O, N, S, P, Si, and the halogens are also  encountered in organic compounds. B. THE BIRTH OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: A TIMELINE 1770: Swedish Bergman proposed that: - Inorganic compounds are from minerals. Ex. NaCl - Organic substances are from living things.            Ex. Urea C. THE VITALISTIC THEORY -Organic substances could not be prepared in the laboratory. -Need a biological organ to make them. D. FRIEDRICH WÖHLER AND THE DEMISE OF THE  VITALISTIC THEORY -1828: a big blow to the vitalistic theory. - German Fredrich Wöhler synthesized urea (an organic substance)  from ammonium cyanate (an inorganic substance) in the laboratory  without the “help of a kidney”. -Thereafter, the vitalistic theory was abandoned.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 3

OC_UNIT_1_introduction - OCHEMUNIT1: CHEMISTRY A...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online