Structure & Reactivity in Organic, Biological and Inorganic Chemistry

Detailed Table of Contents

Part I:  Chemical Structure and Properties

Chem 125: Atoms, Compounds, Molecules, Intermolecular Attractions, Structure-Property Relationships

Part II:  Practical Aspects of Structure: Purification and Spectroscopy

Chem 201-203: Infrared, NMR, Mass Spectrometry, Laboratory Techniques

Part III:  Reactivity in Organic, Biological and Inorganic Chemistry 1

Chem 250: Thermodynamics, Ligand Binding in Coordination Chemistry, Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds in Organic and Biological Chemistry, Reactions of Coordinated Carbonyls

Part IV:  Reactivity in Organic, Biological and Inorganic Chemistry 2

Chem 251: Kinetics, Substitution Reactions in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Addition and Elimination Reactions Involving Alkenes and Aromatics

Part V:  Reactivity in Organic, Biological and Inorganic Chemistry 3

Chem 315: Redox Reactions, Radical Reactions, Photochemistry, Pericyclic Reactions

Part VI:  Special Topics: Polymers

Part VII: Special Topics: Determination of Reaction Mechanism




Useful Appendices

Appendix: Useful Data in Chemistry

periodic tables, amino acids, spectroscopy, reduction potentials

Appendix: Organic Structural Features & Functional Groups

recognize common groups in organic chemistry

Appendix: "Road Map" Practice Problems in Organic Chemistry

practice recognizing reactions in different contexts


definitions of terms


This site was written by Chris P. Schaller, Ph.D., College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University, retired, with other authors as noted on individual pages.  It is freely available for educational use.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1043566.

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Kate Graham (CSB/SJU), Ed McIntee (CSB/SJU), Brian Johnson (CSB/SJU), Brad DeLeeuw (CSB/SJU), Llanie Nobile (UNE), Neil Tomson (Los Alamos), Marya Lieberman (Notre Dame), Kurt Rublein (Lock Haven), Sibil Oksayan (Alphington Grammar School, Victoria, Australia), Sarah Zingales (Univ. St. Joseph), John Cerritelli, Chelsi Webster, My Nguyen, Abby Braun, Mackenzie Claypool, Emily Nelson, Bardia Bijani Aval, Noah Wood, Olivia Solano, Ramesh, Skye Flohrs-Nelson, Eduardo Lagos, Faith Bergeman, Christopher East, Phil Lee, Lisa Ploeg, Miguel Sieglaff, Matthew Frost, Bright Anane, Sam Dietz, Tasha Burhunduli, Yakov Woldman, Scot Owen, Katherine Delgado.



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