A brief introduction to organic chemistry
Carbon can form covalent bonds with itself and other elements to create a mind-boggling array of structures. In organic chemistry, we will learn about the reactions chemists use to synthesize crazy carbon based structures, as well as the analytical methods to characterize them. We will also think about how those reactions are occurring on a molecular level with reaction mechanisms. Simply put, organic chemistry is like building with molecular Legos. Let's make some beautiful organic molecules!
Naming alkanes: Alkanes, cycloalkanes, and functional groupsNaming alkanes, cycloalkanes, and bicyclic compounds: Alkanes, cycloalkanes, and functional groupsConformations of alkanes : Alkanes, cycloalkanes, and functional groups
Free radical reaction: Substitution and elimination reactionsNucleophilicity and basicity: Substitution and elimination reactionsElimination reactions: Substitution and elimination reactions
Alcohol nomenclature and properties: Alcohols, ethers, epoxides, sulfidesSynthesis of alcohols: Alcohols, ethers, epoxides, sulfidesReactions of alcohols: Alcohols, ethers, epoxides, sulfidesNomenclature and properties of ethers: Alcohols, ethers, epoxides, sulfides
Naming benzene derivatives: Aromatic compoundsReactions of benzene: Aromatic compoundsAromatic stability: Aromatic compounds
Naming carboxylic acids: Carboxylic acids and derivativesFormation of carboxylic acid derivatives: Carboxylic acids and derivativesNomenclature and reactions of carboxylic acids: Carboxylic acids and derivatives