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Unformatted text preview: Chemistry 41c: Organic Chemistry Spring 2011-In Class Activity #2 Retrosynthetic Analysis Answer the following questions using any and all resources available in 153 Noyes. You have 40 minutes, so use your teams resources wisely. Most questions will seem simple, while some may be challenging and will require your creativity. Do your best! Also, remember that in organic chemistry, pictures often speak louder than words! You may not have time to finish this activity, but you can continue to think about these concepts and questions. We will return to synthesis in about a week. (this exercise is worth 20 points) Who was on your team (limit to 3 people)? This year you have learned many reactions. When reactions are strung together in a sequence to produce or construct a more complicated molecule from simple starting materials, this is referred to as a synthesis. Shown below is a simple schematic example of synthesis . A B C D E Retrosynthesis is the process of deconstructing a target molecule (the molecule that you ultimately want to make) into constituent simpler pieces. This is accomplished by imagining the last reactionwant to make) into constituent simpler pieces....
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course CH 41c taught by Professor List during the Fall '10 term at Caltech.
- Fall '10
- Organic chemistry