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CHEM 2151 Organic Chemistry I

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    Apr 14, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Would recommend this teacher, did a great of explaining the concepts.

    Course highlights:

    Sets up you for organic chem II

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study as a group, makes learning the concepts easier.

    • Spring 2015
    • MartinZysmilich
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    • Always Do the Reading
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    Aug 07, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Professor King's class is highly sought after and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The reason for this is that he complements his expertise in organic chemistry with his level of accessibility and how easy it is to understand the concepts through his style.

    Course highlights:

    This course allowed me to learn all of the pivotal mechanisms that would serve to make the second half of organic chemistry much easier. A full grasp of chair conformations, electrophiles, nucleophiles, electronegativity, polarity, hydration, mercuration, cis-trans conformations, single, double, triple bonds and their energies as well as competition bewteen E1 vs Sn1 and E2 and Sn2 and the right situations to use them would save you heartache and time. This is pretty much a snapshot of what I learned seeing as there are hundreds of reactions and rules. E1, sn1, E2, and Sn2 are probably the most important to learn during the first half because all subsequent mechanisms are basically any of those four reactions, but given different names or masked in a different way. One notable tip I should've given earlier is that organic chemistry should not be memorized. Instead, one should know the outlying factors about mechanisms, when they can happen, and what reacts with what (Ex: a poor leaving group has low electronegativity and needs a strong nucleophile to attract it).

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    E1, sn1, E2, and Sn2 are probably the most important to learn during the first half because all subsequent mechanisms are basically any of those four reactions, but given different names or masked in a different way. One notable tip I should've given earlier is that organic chemistry should not be memorized. Instead, one should know the outlying factors about mechanisms, when they can happen, and what reacts with what (Ex: a poor leaving group has low electronegativity and needs a strong nucleophile to attract it). Organic chemistry is often referred to as the "weed out" course because it gives the individual a slight indication of whether they can succeed in one of the professional healthcare fields (MD, DDS, PharmD, etc.). Organic Chemistry seems to dissuade a vast amount of individuals from continuing on as pre-med due to the difficulty of the course. Visual learners usually fair better and general chemistry is mostly different from organic chemistry, even though it serves as a prerequisite.

    • Fall 2012
    • King,M
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