5.12 Organic Chemistry I

As taught in: Spring 2005

Electrostatic potential maps of carbanions.

Electrostatic potential maps of carbanions, derived computationally to provide an indication of charge localization. Red indicates negative; blue indicates positive. (Image courtesy of Professor Barbara Imperiali.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Dr. Kimberly Berkowski

Prof. Sarah O’Connor

Course Features

Course Description

This subject deals primarily with the basic principles to understand the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Emphasis is on substitution and elimination reactions and chemistry of the carbonyl group. The course also provides an introduction to the chemistry of aromatic compounds.