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Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

In this lecture, Dr Shane Lo Fan Hin (University of Sussex) introduces the very fundamentals of organic chemistry. We begin by: (i) defining and drawing some of the most common functional groups encountered; then (ii) moving onto nomenclature,...

4 lectures

0:33:53

Dr. Shane Lo Fan Hin

Sussex University

Chemistry

Biomolecules

In this course Prof. Sabine Flitsch introduce biomolecules. What do we mean when we say ‘biomolecule’, and what kinds of biomolecules exist? Modern research spans biomolecules of all sorts, and we introduce: (i) the classes of biomolecules that...

4 lectures

0:24:04

Prof. Sabine Flitsch

Manchester University

Chemistry

Alkenes

In this short course, Dr Shane Lo Fan Hin (University of Sussex) introduces alkenes: organic compounds which contain a C=C double bond. We begin by: (i) their formulas, discussing how they can be made, and some of their reactions; then (ii)...

3 lectures

0:18:00

Dr. Shane Lo Fan Hin

Sussex University

Chemistry

Aromatic Chemistry

In this course we learn about a unique type of organic molecule: aromatic compounds. There are countless examples of aromatic compounds used in medicine, biotechnology, dyes, explosives and many other areas where chemicals are used. Therefore,...

5 lectures

0:18:19

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University

Chemistry

Drawing and Understanding Organic Structure

In this course, Professor Max Majireck (Hamilton College), we learn about drawing and predicting organic structure, as well as predicting the properties of organic compounds based on their structure. We begin by: (i) drawing out simple Lewis...

6 lectures

0:50:01

Prof. Max Majireck

Hamilton College, NY

Chemistry

Substitution and Elimination Reactions

In this course Professor Max Majireck (Hamilton College) introduces us to substitution and elimination reactions, understanding the fundamental differences in features, mechanisms, and kinetics between S<sub>N</sub>2, S<sub>N</sub>1, E1 and E2. We...

5 lectures

0:54:14

Prof. Max Majireck

Hamilton College, NY

Chemistry

Organic Bonding and Structure

In this course, Professor Max Majireck (Hamilton College) talks to us about organic bonding and structure. We begin by (i) asking what a bond is, delving into what physics can tell us about the interaction of atoms by Coulomb’s law, before looking...

4 lectures

0:32:51

Prof. Max Majireck

Hamilton College, NY

Chemistry

Optical Isomerism

In this course, Professor David Bergbreiter (Texas A&M) introduces us to the concept of optical isomerism, the idea that certain molecules have mirror images of themselves which are non-superimposable, giving rise to a completely new set of...

5 lectures

0:44:13

Prof. David Bergbreiter

Texas A&M University

Chemistry

Carbonyls and Amines

In this course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) introduces two closely related types of organic compounds: carbonyls and amines. Carbonyls and amines are used widely in industry, biology, and research, so it is crucial to understand...

5 lectures

0:22:38

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University

Chemistry

Alkanes and Haloalkanes

In this course, Professor Karl Haushalter (Harvey Mudd College) introduces alkanes to us, a fundamental type of hydrocarbon often used in research and industry. We begin by: (i) introducing the key characteristics of alkanes, and the process of...

6 lectures

0:37:21

Prof. Karl Haushalter

Harvey Mudd College

Chemistry

Mechanistic Chemistry

In this course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) talks to us about the various mechanisms we encounter in organic chemistry at A-level. We begin by (i) introducing free radical substitution and its mechanism of reaction; then (ii)...

4 lectures

0:20:27

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University

Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry

In this short course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) introduces polymers: long-chain compounds, often with hundreds if not thousands of atoms in one chain. We begin by (i) talking about addition polymers, compounds often formed...

3 lectures

0:12:40

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University

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