OpenChemistry Lecture Videos

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.

Lecture 1: Carboxylic Acids & the Acidity of the O-H Bond
Lecture 2: Preparation of Carboxylic Acids
Lecture 3: Hydride Reagents and Addition to Carbonyls
Lecture 4: Hydride Reagents and Addition to Carbonyls -- Part 2
Lecture 5: Addition of Organometallic Reagents to Carbonyls
Lecture 6: α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds
Lecture 7: Aldehydes & Ketones: Nucleophilic Substitution
Lecture 8: Addition of Water, Alcohol & Cyanide
Lecture 9: Wittig Reaction
Lecture 10: Electrophilic Addition Reactions of Type 2 Carbonyl Compounds
Lecture 11: Reaction of Esters
Lecture 12: Reactions of Carboxylic Acids
Lecture 13: Substitution Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds at the Alpha-Carbon
Lecture 14: Reactions at the Alpha-Carbon
Lecture 15: Alternatives to Direct Alkylation of Enolate Ions
Lecture 16: Lecture 16
Lecture 17: Alternatives to Direct Alkylation of Enolate Ions
Lecture 18: The Claisen Condensation