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Lecture 1 - How Do You Know? Freshman Organic Chemistry

Lecture 1 - How Do You Know? Freshman Organic Chemistry

This video was recorded at CHEM 125 - Freshman Organic Chemistry. Professor McBride outlines the course with its goals and requirements, including the required laboratory course. To the course's prime question "How do you know" he proposes two unacceptable answers (divine and human authority), and two acceptable answers (experiment and logic). He illustrates the fruitfulness of experiment and logic using the rise of science in the seventeenth century. London's Royal Society and the "crucial" experiment on light by Isaac Newton provide examples. In his correspondence with Newton Samuel Pepys, diarist and naval purchasing officer, illustrates the attitudes and habits which are most vital for budding scientists - especially those who would like to succeed in this course. The lecture closes by... Show More
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Melissa VanAlstine-Parris
1 year ago

A good introductory lecture for the first day of Organic I. The video shows the lecturer (J. Michael McBride) and his powerpoint. The website is lacking in ease of ability to get to other lectures but you can find them.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 min