Organic Chemistry, Part 1

This course introduces organic (carbon-containing) materials by providing a basic understanding of traditional structures and properties and illustrating how this knowledge can be used to predict chemical reactivity. Students will learn about the importance of electrons with how their (1) role in bond formation leads to intricate three dimensional structures, (2) distribution dictates various physical properties and reactivity, and (3) redistribution during a reaction causes the formation of new molecules. The course will conclude with learning how to characterize chemical compounds using common analytical techniques.

Course Syllabus