News for students: Welcome to Organic Chem S'20!
Welcome to CHE2060, Principles of Organic Chemistry. This one semester, 4-credit lab course is open to students who have completed CHE 1031, General Chemistry I, a single semester course with lab, or its equivalent. This course introduces students to the properties, structure, and bonding of the atoms that form the organic molecules of life, and to the behavior and reactions of organic molecules. A variety of reactions and reaction mechanisms are introduced.
For Spring 2020, CHE2060 meets MWF at 1 pm in RSH 109, and M 2-5 in MOR 123 for lab.
Text: Tim Soderberg's free electronic book, 'Organic Chemistry with a biological Emphasis, Vol. I'.
Access is free and the text can be downloaded as a pdf.
Model kit: You are required to buy a Molymod organic chemistry model kit. I suggest the 50 atom student kit, MMS-008 or the student organic chemistry ultimate kit.
Portable whiteboard or whiteboard notebook: We'll be drawing lots of structures, diagrams and complicated reaction mechanisms. In organic chemistry electrons are everything and are represented by dots; details count and color helps! Consider a portable whiteboard or, cooler still, a whiteboard notebook and set of colored, eraseable markers. You can document getting it right with a cell phone and they tackle another problem. Check out 'wipebooks' and Staedtler lumocolor pens. I recommend the set of four with medium points.
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