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Chem 51B: Organic Chemistry

This is the second quarter of the organic chemistry series. Topics covered include: Fundamental concepts relating to carbon compounds with emphasis on structural theory and the nature of chemical bonding, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopic, physical, and chemical properties of the principal classes of carbon compounds. OpenChem is first and foremost to extend the benefit that we have seen since 2009 from open and free publication of individual chemistry courses to an entire curriculum. What MIT did ten years ago with its OpenCourseWare initiative was to plant the idea of making quality educational resources universally accessible. The MOOCs have laudably extended this approach by providing instructional paths through individual courses at scale. What UCI hopes to do... Show More

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Melissa VanAlstine-Parris
3 years ago

This website is for the second semester of a three smester course on Organic Chemistry. It contains 10 weeks of three ~45 minute videos and the associated notes. Each video shows the instructor in a small dark window on the left and 2/3 of the screen displays her computer screen which contains a document of her notes that she writes on. The website is very easy to use and contains a document that indexes all topics covered. 

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