5.12 Organic Chemistry I

Spring 2005

Electrostatic potential maps of carbanions.

Electrostatic potential maps of carbanions, derived computationally to provide an indication of charge localization. Red indicates negative; blue indicates positive. (Image courtesy of Professor Barbara Imperiali.)

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

This subject deals primarily with 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.
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Dr. Kimberly Berkowski
Prof. Sarah O'Connor

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Two sessions / week
1 hour / session