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Course SummaryTake Chemistry 303 to study the basics of organic chemistry. The course contains short lessons and quizzes that are designed to improve your organic chemistry knowledge for upcoming exams, class assignments, homework and casual learning.
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Chemistry 303 covers essential organic chemistry concepts through a series of bite-sized video lessons. Work through the course to learn or review the foundations of alkanes, double bonds, aromatic compounds, spectroscopy, conjugated systems, organic chemistry reactions and more.
The course can serve a variety of academic and independent learning purposes. You can study these lessons to prepare for upcoming exams, supplement your traditional chemistry textbooks or simply improve your chemistry knowledge for fun. The course comes with a variety of resources to enhance the learning experience, such as lesson quizzes, chapter exams, transcripts and a final course assessment. You can also study the material at any time using any desktop, laptop or mobile device.
|Organic Chemistry Overview & Basics||Define key terms in organic chemistry; draw Lewis diagrams; predict bond polarity; determine bond order and ionic character; identify functional groups in organic molecules.|
|Introduction to Reactions in Organic Chemistry||Identify types of reactions, reaction influences and several reaction mechanisms.|
|Alkane Properties||Recognize the properties of alkanes; name alkanes using IUPAC nomenclature; utilize arrow formalism free radical halogenation to produce haloalkanes; examine the differences between various isomers; apply orbital diagrams and overlap theory of reactive intermediates to explain stability; define stereocenters; describe the concept of chirality.|
|Alkenes & Double Bonds||Define alkenes; name compounds that contain double bonds using IUPAC rules; describe mechanisms for E1 and E2 reactions that produce alkenes; identify products formed from the basic mechanism for electrophilic addition across a double bond; describe stereochemical aspects.|
|Conjugated Systems||Explain molecular orbital theory; utilize orbital diagrams for multiple purposes; identify major types of cycloaddition reactions; apply Bredt's rule to name bicyclic compounds resulting from cycloaddition reactions.|
|Aromatic Compounds||Describe the structure of benzene and aromatic rings; identify the aromaticity of compounds; name aromatic molecules using common names and IUPAC rules; identify key aromatic reactions and factors that influence product outcome; describe nitration, alkylation and acylation mechanisms.|
|Spectroscopy Overview||Define basic terms associated with spectroscopy; analyze spectra for each instrumental method to identify functional groups, hydrogen positions, carbon positions and fragmentation patterns; evaluate combinations of spectra and other data to determine molecular formula for unknown compounds.|
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