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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry
    •  understand the basis of drawing organic structures
    •  convert between a condesned molecular formula and a skeletal or line structure
    •  determine the formula of a molecule from its skeletal representation
    •  identify the functional groups in a molecule
  • Alkanes
    •  name simple alkanes using IUPAC nomenclature
    •  distinguish between conformational and configurational isomers of alkanes 
    •  draw the chair representation of 6-membered cycloalkane rings
  • Alkenes
    •  identify alkene diastereomers as E or Z
    •  identify the electrophiles and nucleophiles in a reaction
    •  follow a reaction mechanism using curly arrows
    •  predict the major products obtained from the reaction of alkenes with electrophiles (using Markovnikov's rule)

Textbook and eBook References

  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry - Chapter 16
  • Alkanes - Sections 16.2 and 16.4
  • Alkenes - Sections 16.3 and 16.5
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Introduction to Organic Chemistry -  
  Khan Academy  
Description: Covers most topics in Organic chemistry. However, information about amino acids and sugars are found in different categories (usually under MCAT) on the website.
  Naming Organic Compounds (short video tutorial)  
Tags: organic nomenclature  |  Contributed by Peter Rutledge
  Acidity of organic molecules (short video tutorial)  
Tags: pKa | acid/base  |  Contributed by Mat Todd
Alkanes -  
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