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"Chem 201: Organic Reactions Mechanisms I" icon

Chem 201: Organic Reactions Mechanisms I

Advanced treatment of basic mechanistic principles of modern organic chemistry. Topics include molecular orbital theory, orbital symmetry control of organic reactions, aromaticity, carbonium ion chemistry, free radical chemistry, the chemistry of carbenes and carbanions, photochemistry, electrophilic substitutions, aromatic chemistry. 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 with... Show More


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Melissa VanAlstine-Parris
3 years ago

This is a nice collection of ~50 minute, graduate level, video lectures covering organic reaction mechanisms. The quality of the content is very good. It is as effective as a straight lecture can be. It is pretty easy to use but if you are looking for a specific topic it takes a little searching because it is organized by weeks and the topics of each week are not listed.

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