5.12 Organic Chemistry I

Spring 2003

Acid-catalyzed hydration of propene.
Acid-catalyzed hydration of propene. (Image courtesy of Sarah Tabacco.)

Course Highlights

This course features a full set of problem sets with solutions, along with lecture handouts and other materials used by students in the course.

Course Description

5.12 is an introduction to organic chemistry, focusing primarily on the basic principles to understand the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Emphasis is on substitution and elimination reactions and chemistry of the carbonyl group. The course also provides an introduction to the chemistry of aromatic compounds.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Barbara Imperiali
Dr. Sarah Tabacco

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week 
1 hour / session

Two sessions / week
1 hour / session