CH 106 - Lesson 1
SIMPLE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS:
ALKANES, ALKYL HALIDES
During the next several lessons we will be studying organic chemistry. In each of these lessons, I will try to supplement the material in your text with quite a bit of additional material in the workbook and in the lab. I will also provide you with some infrared spectra and some lab work to show you what kinds of reactions these various organic chemicals undergo. Both the spectra and the reactions can be used to identify types of organic compounds.
This lesson introduces simple organic chemicals (those that contain only carbon, hydrogen and halogen atoms joined by single covalent bonds) along with the basic ideas of bonding, valence, formulas, infrared spectra, and nomenclature. These basic ideas will be used and expanded upon throughout this course.
This lesson is broken up into several sections as noted in the upper left hand section of the screen. The Table of Contents provides you with the organization of the content. Preliminary Information contains the purpose and objectives for the lesson along with the reading and lab assignments. The content sections include an Overview of Fundamental Information about organic chemistry, then Formulas used to represent organic compounds, followed by sections Alkanes and Alkyl Halides and then Infrared Spectra. The Wrap-Up section includes a short summary and a self-quiz for the lesson.
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