Read ahead lectures will assume that you know

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Read ahead (lectures will assume that you know something about the subject) 3. Go through your notes after class; add material from your textbook 4. Do problems (lots of them!) with pencil in hand 5. Use models to help you see what is going on 6. Re-write your notes; add material from the book 7. Study every day (2 – 3 hours per lecture) – Do not fall behind! 8. Ask “Why?” and “How?” when reading or doing problems 9. Don’t just memorize – organize and understand How To Do Well In This Course, part 1
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5 How To Do Well In This Course, part 2 1. I said, “Do not fall behind!” 2. Do more problems 3. See “How to Study” and “How to Prepare for Exams” on the course website (via the “How to Get Help” link) A Disclaimer: Just because you spend lots of time on this class, does not guarantee that you will receive a good grade. What is Organic Chemistry? From J. J. Berzelius (1779 – 1848), Karolinska Institute, Sweden: The chemistry of compounds derived from living organisms. (According to the theory of vitalism , these compounds contained a vital force. ) So now, organic chemistry is known as the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds. But then, F. Wöhler (1800 – 1882), Göttingen, Germany: (studied under Berzelius) NH 4 OCN + _ heat H 2 N C NH 2 O ammonium cyanate inorganic salt urea organic compound Also isomers!
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6 What We Will Learn This Semester?
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