This is the first semester in a two-semester introductory course focused on current theories of structure and mechanism in organic chemistry, their historical development, and their basis in experimental observation. The course is open to freshmen with excellent preparation in chemistry and physics, and it aims to develop both taste for original science and intellectual skills necessary for creative research.
Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at Yale provides a solid background in general chemistry for undergraduates interested in physical and life sciences, pre-medical studies, and related disciplines such as public health; and careers in a wide variety of areas, including science, business, law, and public policy. The chemistry major requires courses in general, organic, physical, and inorganic chemistry, as well as classes in physics and mathematics, with an overall emphasis on quantitative analysis, the scientific method, and intensive laboratory research. Learn more at http://www.chem.yale.edu
This is a continuation of Freshman Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 125a), the introductory course on current theories of structure and mechanism in organic chemistry for students with excellent preparation in chemistry and physics. This semester treats simple and complex reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, organic synthesis, and some molecules of nature.