The summer series is tough! As you’d think, doing a full year of organic chemistry in 9 weeks is no laughing matter. It requires a lot of motivation, determination, and will power (and brain power) to get through.
Format: As you’d guess, we cover about a chapter a day (almost 3 hours of lecture). Class starts with a half-hour exam on the previous day’s material. Then we launch straight into the chapter. Before or after class, you’ll have a three hour lab period. This makes things interesting, as you not only have an exam to study for each day but also a lab to prepare for the next day, and a lab report from the previous/current day. There will be a short break for lunch but I recommend you bring your lunch to class – you won’t have much time to cruise off campus.
Still sure you want to take the course?! : )
Please read the following:
Required/Optional Books and Materials: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/chemistry/summer-intensive-ochem/books/ (always check with the bookstore!)
Advice for Summer Intensive Organic Students: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/chemistry/summer-intensive-ochem/advice/
Review topics from Gen Chem: Molecular bonding/Lewis structures, Electronegativity and Polarity, Intermolecular forces (London dispersion, dipole-dipole, hydrogen bonding), Thermochemistry (bond enthalpy and endo/exothermic energy diagrams), Quantum mechanics (hybridization -sp,sp2,sp3- and molecular orbitals), acids and bases (pKa, pH, Lewis acids and bases, molecular acids), kinetics/thermodynamics (rate determining step, activation energy).
Last Updated June 23, 2015