Freshman Organic Chemistry II
About the Course
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.View class sessions »
This Yale College course, taught on campus three times per week for 50 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Spring 2011.
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About Professor J. Michael McBride
J. Michael McBride is the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Chemistry at Yale University. After undergraduate work at the College of Wooster and Harvard College, Professor McBride earned a PhD in physical organic chemistry at Harvard University. He joined the Yale Chemistry faculty in 1966, where he studies crystal growth and reactions in organic solids. His awards include the Prelog Medal, the Nobel Laureate Signature Award in Graduate Education, and the Catalyst Award of the Chemical Manufacturers Association for undergraduate education.
J. Michael McBride, Richard M. Colgate Professor of Chemistry
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.
Reading assignments, problem sets, PowerPoint presentations, and other resources for this course can be accessed from Professor McBride's on-campus course website, which was developed for his Spring 2011 students: https://webspace.yale.edu/chem125
Optional Text: Organic Chemistry, 4th edition, Maitland Jones, Jr. and Steven A. Fleming, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2010.
Problem sets, three midterm examinations, final examination
Midterm Examination 1: 100 points
Midterm Examination 2: 100 points
Midterm Examination 3: 100 points
Final Examination: 300 points
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Course Books and Other Related Titles
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