OpenChemistry Lecture Videos

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. 

 

 

Textbook: 

Janice G. Smith ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 3th Ed. McGraw Hill.

Supplemental Reading: Janice G. Smith and Erin R. Smith Student Study Guide/ Solutions Manual to accompany ORGANIC

CHEMISTRY, 3th Ed. McGraw Hill.

 

Lecture 1: Introduction to Carboxylic Acids
 
Lecture 2: Reactivity of Carbonyl Compounds
 
Lecture 3: Reactions of Organometallic Reagents
 
Lecture 4: Reactions and Protecting Groups
 
Lecture 5: Aldehydes and Ketones: Reactions
 
Lecture 6: Formation of Imines & Enamines from Aldehydes & Ketones
 
Lecture 7: Acid-Catalyzed Formation of Hydrates, Hemiacetals, & Acetals
 
Lecture 8: The Chemistry of the Carboxylic Acid Family
 
Lecture 9: Reactions of Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides, & Nitriles
 
Lecture 10: Enols and Enolates
 
Lecture 11: More Reactions of Enols and Enolates
 
Lecture 12: The Aldol Reaction and the Michael Reaction
 
Lecture 13: The Robinson Annulation and the Claisen Reaction
 
Lecture 14: Introduction to Amines: Properties and Synthesis
 
Lecture 15: Hofmann Degradation, Diazotization, & Aryl Diazonium Salts
 
Lecture 16: Introduction to Carbohydrates: Structure and Stereochemistry
 
Lecture 17: More Structure, Stereochemistry, & Reactions of Carbohydrates
 
Lecture 18: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
 
Lecture 19: Organometallic Reactions in Organic Synthesis