Organic Chemistry 1 and Organic Chemistry 2 Information

Important Links

YouTube Channel Link (Playlist - click on Organic 1)

Organic Chemistry 1 Topics Power Points Links/Pencasts/Practice Sheets/Videos
Structure and Bonding:
  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Bonding (orbitals)
  • Hybridization
  • Electronegativity
  • Bond polarity
  • Formal charges
  • Intermolecular force

Power Point

Pencasts

Videos

Organic Compounds, Resonance
  • Introduction to Organic Molecules
  • Functional Groups.Molecular structure
  • Constitutional Isomers
  • Resonance

Power Point

Other Documents

Videos

Acids and Bases
  • Acids and bases

Power Point

Pencasts

Alkanes, Cycloalkanes and Their Stereochemistry
  • alkane nomenclature
  • isomers
  • physical properties
  • conformational analysis
  • Cycloalkane nomenclature
  • cis and trans isomers
  • ring strain
  • coformational analysis
  • bicyclic compounds

Power Point

Pencasts:

Videos

Stereochemistry at Tetrahedral Centers
  • chirality
  • nomenclature
  • optical activity
  • optical isomers
  • enantiomers
  • racemic mixtures
  • diastereomers
  • meso compounds
  • absolute configuration
  • resolution

Power Point

Links

An Overview of Organic Reactions
  • types of reactions
  • mechanisms
  • radical reaction
  • polar reaction
  • energetics and kinetics of reactions

Power Point

 
Substitution Reactions
  • nucleophilic substitution reactions
  • characteristics of SN2 reaction
  • SN1 reaction and its characteristics
  • summary of substitution reactions

Power Points

Links: Understanding Stereochemistry and SNI and SN2

Review Sheets:

Videos

Alkenes: Nomenclature, and Synthesis
  • nomenclature
  • degree of unsaturation
  • cis/trans and E/Z stereochemistry
  • stability of alkenes
  • physical propertiessynthesis (elimination reactions E1 and E2)

Power Point

Other Documents

Make sure you practice rearrangement reactions from the text book.

Videos

Alkenes: Reactions
  • halogenation
  • hydrohalogenation
  • halohydrin formation
  • hydration (acidic, oxymercuration, hydroboration)
  • hydrogenation
  • epoxidation
  • oxidation (OsO4, cleavage with ozone)
  • addition of carbenes
Power Point Other Documents

Videos

Alkynes: And Introduction to Organic Synthesis
  • nomenclature
  • synthesis
  • reactions:
    • halogenation
    • hydrohalogenation
    • hydration
    • reduction
    • oxidative cleavage
    • acidity of alkynes
    • introduction to organic synthesis

Power Point

Other Documents

Videos

Radical Reactions
  • radicals
  • mechanisms
  • halogenation using radical reactions
  • selectivity in radical reactions
  • allylic bromination

Power Point

 Videos

Synthesis Synthesis of compounds using all the reactions learned above.

Videos

NOMENCLATURE ALL - ALKANES, ALKENES, ALKYNES, CYCLOALKANES, ALKYL HALIDES, ALCOHOLS

 

Important Links

Molecular Models
Hints on buying a model set:

  1. buy it only if you really think you need it.
  2. you can get a larger kit and share with a friend.
  3. you may not need a model set if you are not going to be a chemistry major
  4. make sure you see the model set (even if its a picture) before you buy it.
  5. try not to buy a model that will break e.g. with wooden pieces.
  6. if you are planning to take more chemistry/biology courses, buy a kit that can be used for both organic and inorganic chemistry.
  7. you can sell your model kit next year if you think you will not need it.

Here are some places to start looking

  1. Here is a buying guide if you don't like mine.  There are also recommended model sets on this website.  https://chemistryhall.com/best-organic-chemistry-model-kit/
  2. HGS group: http://www.maruzen.info/hgs/catalog/ Very good and affordable model sets for organic chemistry.
  3. MolyMod: https://www.indigoinstruments.com/molecular_models/molymod/sets/organic-chemistry-ball-stick-model-kit-62009.html
  4. Prentice Hall Model Set: this is the most professional one. 
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0205081363/102-9171052-0038565?v=glance

Quizzes

  1. From Smith Book Site: http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072397462/student_view0/index.html
  2. ChemHelper: http://www.chemhelper.com/practicetests.html
  3. Concept Tests - http://moodle.chemeddl.org/course/view.php?id=22 .
  4. Organic Chemistry Practice at MSU (needs a plugin): http://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/reusch/virtTxtJml/Questions/problems.htm
  5. Practice from Boise State Univ: https://chemistry.boisestate.edu/richardbanks/organic/mc/mcquestions317.htm
  6. DocBrown: http://www.docbrown.info/page14/page14.htm

Review and Notes on the Internet

  1. Videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MasterOrganicChem/videos
  2. Organic Wiki (UC Davis) - wonderful Site!! http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Organic_Chemistry
  3. Educational Material for Organic Chemistry (Excellent Site) (http://www.chem.ucla.edu/harding/notes/notes.html)
  4. Nomenclature II (very thorough) (http://www.acdlabs.com/iupac/nomenclature/)
  5. Computer Demonstrations: http://www.colby.edu/chemistry/OChem/demoindex.html#table - need shockwave
  6. Another Good Website for Notes: http://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/reusch/VirtTxtJml/intro1.htm

 

Organic Chemistry 2 Information

Links for Spectroscopy Websites

Review of Reactions from Organic Chemistry I: alkenes, alkynes

YouTube Channel Link (Playlist - click on Organic 2)

You will find the Self Study for Power Point lectures in Blackboard class.

Topics Power Point Links/Practice Sheets

Alcohols

  • Nomenclature
  • Properties
  • Synthesis
  • Reactions

(phenols will be done with aromatics)

Videos

Ethers

  • Nomenclature
  • Properties
  • Synthesis
  • Reactions

 Videos

Conjugated Compounds

  • Nomenclature
  • Stability of Conjugated Compounds
  • Synthesis
  • Reactions: Kinetic vs Thermodynamic Products
  • Diels-Alder Reaction

Videos

Benzene and Aromaticity

  • Nomenclature
  • Properties
  • Aromaticity

Videos

Chemistry of Benzene: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

  • Mono-substitutions
  • Disubstitution
  • Substituent effect on benzene reactions.
  • Nucleophilic subsititution
  • Oxidation and reduction of benzene ring
  • Reactions on Benzylic Position
  • Phenols

Videos

Aldehydes and Ketones

  • Nomenclature
  • Properties
  • Synthesis
  • Reactions
  • Nucleophilic Addition Reactions

 

Videos

Carboxylic Acids

  • Nomenclature
  • Properties
  • Acidic Properties
  • Synthesis
  • Reactions
 

Videos

Carboxylic Acid Derivatives: Nucleophilic Acyl Subsititution Reactions

  • Nomenclature
  • Properties
  • Synthesis
  • Reactions of acyl halides, anhydrides, esters, amides. Polyesters

 Videos - see videos above in carboxylic acids.

Carbonyl Alpha Substitution Reactions

  • Keto-Enol tautomerism
  • Formation of enolate ions
  • Aldol reaction

Videos

Amines

  • Nomenclature
  • Properties
  • Synthesis
  • Reactions

 Videos

Structures Determination: Infra Red Spectroscopy

  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Spectroscopy and the em spectrum.
  • IR spectroscopy

Structure Determination: Mass Spectroscopy

  • Theory of mass spectrophotometer
  • Interpretation of mass spectra.

 

Structure Determination: UV-Vis Spectroscopy

  • HOMO-LUMO
  • Instrumentation
  • Conjugation
 

Structure Determination: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

  • Theory of H-NMR
  • Chemical shift
  • Integration
  • Signal splitting
  • Interpreting NMR data
  • C-13: chemical shift

 

Links for Spectroscopy Websites

UV-Visible Spectroscopy

  1. http://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/reusch/VirtTxtJml/Spectrpy/UV-Vis/spectrum.htm

Infra Red Spectroscopy

  1. Vibrational modes in IR: http://pslc.ws/mactest/irabs.htm
  2. Online Problems:
    http://www.colby.edu/chemistry/JCAMP/IRHelper.html
    http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~webspectra/

Mass Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy Practice Problems and Databases

  1. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: http://www.cis.rit.edu/htbooks/nmr/inside.htm
  2. Problems in NMR and IR Spectroscopy: http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~webspectra/

Molecular Library:

  1. http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/library/index.html
  2. Molecular Structure Calculations: http://www.colby.edu/chemistry/webmo/mointro.html
  3. Interesting Molecules: http://www.reciprocalnet.org/common/index.html
  4. 3D Virtual Chemistry: http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/vchemlib/mol/mol.html
  5. Hemoglobin: http://www.umass.edu/microbio/chime/hemoglob/index.htm

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