Lecture 2: Alkanes/Cycloalkanes
What is organic chemistry?
o Organic chemistry simply is the study of carbon containing compounds.
o The example here is methane.
It has a carbon bonded to four hydrogens.
This is the simplest organic molecule known.
Lecture 1: Review
The atom is the basic structural unit of an element.
o Its what you would see on the periodic table.
o The atom consists of the nucleus.
Inside that nucleus are protons and neutrons.
o The protons carry a positive charge and determine t
Lecture 3: Unsaturated Hydrocarbons, Alkenes, Alkynes, and Aromatics
Unsaturated hydrocarbons have at least one double or triple bond.
o There are less hydrogens
o Alkanes last week, they were carbon-carbon single bonds and everything was saturated