OpenChemistry Lecture Videos

Professor Eric Potma

CHEM 1P: Preparation for General Chemistry

Units of measurement, dimensional analysis, significant figures; elementary concepts of volume, mass, force, pressure, energy, density, temperature, heat, work; fundamentals of atomic and molecular structure; the mole concept; stoichiometry; properties of the states of matter; gas laws; solutions, concentrations. 

CHEM 1A: General Chemistry

Atomic structure; general properties of the elements; covalent, ionic, and metallic bonding; intermolecular forces; mass relationships.

Professor Donald Blake

CHEM 1B: General Chemistry

Properties of gases, liquids, solids; changes of state; properties of solutions; stoichiometry; thermochemistry; and thermodynamics.

Professor Ramesh Arasasingham

CHEM 1C: General Chemistry
 

Equilibria, aqueous acid-base equilibria, solubility equilibria, oxidation reduction reactions, electrochemistry; kinetics; special topics.

Professor Douglas Tobias

CHEM 5: Scientific Computing Skills

Introduces students to the personal computing software used by chemists for managing and processing of data sets, plotting of graphs, symbolic and numerical manipulation of mathematical equations, and representing chemical reactions and chemical formulas.

Professor James Nowick

CHEM 51A: Organic Chemistry

These videos are part of a 28-lecture undergraduate level course titled "Organic Chemistry" taught at UC Irvine by Professor James S. Nowick in fall 2009. This course covers topics such as bonding and structures, acids and bases, organic molecules and functional groups, alkanes, stereochemistry, organic reactions, alkyl halides and nucleophilic substitution, alkyl halides and elimination reactions, and other various topics. The website for the class is https://eee.uci.edu/09f/40350/. The course is titled Chem 51A and is part of a three-quarter sequence comprising Chem 51A, Chem 51B, and Chem 51C.
 

Professor Susan King

CHEM 51A: Organic Chemistry

These videos are part of a 28-lecture undergraduate level course titled "Organic Chemistry" taught at UC Irvine by Professor Susan King in fall 2014. She talks about the 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. 

Professor David Van Vranken

CHEM 51B: Organic Chemistry

These videos cover the lectures in Dr. Van Vranken's section of Chemistry 51B: Organic Chemistry, the second course in a three-quarter sequence at UC Irvine. The order of the lectures go along with Chapters 10-18 of Organic Chemistry, 3rd Ed. by Janice Gorzynski-Smith. The course focuses on chemical transformations, chemical reagents, arrow-pushing mechanisms, chemical structure, and spectroscopy. 

Professor Susan King

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.

Professor James Nowick

CHEM 51C: Organic Chemistry

These videos cover the third academic quarter of a three-quarter undergraduate-level class "Organic Chemistry" taught at UC Irvine. This third-quarter class, Chem 51C, builds upon the previous two quarters, Chem 51A and Chem 51B, and focuses on the chemistry of carbonyl compounds. Topics covered include aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, acid chlorides, anhydrides, amides, nitriles, enolates, organometallic reagents, the aldol reaction, amines, carbohydrates, amino acids, and peptides. 

Professor Susan King

CHEM 51C: Organic Chemistry

This is the third (and final) 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.

Professor Matthew D. Law

CHEM 107: Inorganic Chemistry

Introduction to modern inorganic chemistry. Principles of structure, bonding, and chemical reactivity with application to compounds of the main group and transition elements, including organometallic chemistry.

Professor James Nowick

CHEM 125: Advanced Organic Chemistry

The course builds upon the concepts and skills learned in a typical yearlong sophomore-level organic chemistry class. Topics include: The Chemical Literature and Databases; Stereochemistry and Structural Organic Chemistry; Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Mechanistic and Physical Organic Chemistry; NMR Spectroscopy. 

Professor Gregory Weiss

CHEM 128: Chemical Biology

Introduction to the basic principles of chemical biology: structures and reactivity; chemical mechanisms of enzyme catalysis; chemistry of signaling, biosynthesis, and metabolic pathways.

Professor A.J. Shaka

CHEM 131A: Physical Chemistry - Quantum Principles

Principles of quantum chemistry with applications to nuclear motions and the electronic structure of the hydrogen atom.

Professor Rachel Martin

CHEM 131B: Physical Chemistry - Molecular Structure and Elementary Statistical Mechanics

Principles of quantum mechanics with application to the elements of atomic structure and energy levels, diatomic molecular spectroscopy and structure determination, and chemical bonding in simple molecules.

Professor Reginald Penner

CHEM 131C: Physical Chemistry - Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics

Energy, entropy, and the thermodynamic potentials. Chemical equilibrium. Chemical kinetics.

CHEM 156: Advanced Lab in Chemistry and Synthesis of Materials (Coming Soon!)

Synthesis and characterization of organic and inorganic materials including polymers and oxides. Techniques include electron and scanning probe microscopy, gel permeation chromatography, x-ray diffraction, porosimetry, and thermal analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Level Courses

Professor David Van Vranken

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.

Professor David Van Vranken

CHEM 202: Organic Reactions Mechanisms II

Topics include more in-depth treatment of mechanistic concepts, kinetics, conformational analysis, computational methods, stereoelectronics, and both solution and enzymatic catalysis.

Professor James Nowick

CHEM 203: Organic Spectroscopy

These videos are part of a 28-lecture graduate-level course titled "Organic Spectroscopy" taught at UC Irvine by Professor James S. Nowick. The course covers infrared (IR) spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, the latter of which is the main focus. Topics covered in the NMR spectroscopy part of the course include chemical shifts, spin-spin coupling, dynamic effects in NMR spectroscopy, and 2D NMR spectroscopy (COSY, HMQC, HMBC, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY).