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Freshman Organic Chemistry   

CHEM 125 - Freshman Organic Chemistry

author: J. Michael McBride, Department of Chemistry, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives (CC-BY-ND)

This is the first semester in a two-semester introductory course focused on current theories of structure and mechanism in organic chemistry, their historical development, and their basis in experimental observation. The course is open to freshmen with excellent preparation in chemistry and physics, and it aims to develop both taste for original science and intellectual skills necessary for creative research.

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Comment1 J. Terry Fuqua, April 27, 2011 at 8:49 p.m.:

Happened onto this site & am having a ball! First chemistry lecture I've had since Vanderbilt 1960. VERY novel approach to freshman chemistry.

But I do miss smelling the aldehydes & ketones.

Comment2 Jennifer, July 10, 2012 at 9:34 p.m.:

Is it just me or are the pages for exams not working?

Comment3 Davor (Publication Manager), July 12, 2012 at 6:02 p.m.:

@Jennifer - you can`t see the pages for exams, because the links were pointing on Yale`s webpage. They removed those, so the links don`t work anymore. In order to avoid confusion we just removed them also on our side.

Comment4 Burhan Saglam, February 15, 2013 at 8:52 p.m.:

Prof.J. Michael McBride,
Department of Chemistry,
Yale University

Dear McBride,

I have got two projects about cancer therapy and organic total synthesis,hence I am wishing a PhD research scholarship from you and Yale University's Board.

Yours faithfully,

Burhan Saglam
Tel:00 90 536 737 6283

Memduhiye M.,Gelincik S.,No:5
55700 Havza-Samsun

Comment5 McBride, January 30, 2021 at 5:28 p.m.:

Many course materials including exams are available through:

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