This comprehensive course is intended to provide students with the skills they will need to succeed in their studies of Organic Chemistry 1. The course would be most beneficial to students who completed General Chemistry 2 with the letter grade of a C or for students who did not pass Organic Chemistry 1.
Each session will combine lecture elements with hands-on collaborative active learning. Students will work together on problem sets and, in some cases, participate in instructional games to drive home key concepts. Discussion of effective study habits and time management skills will also be key elements of the course. Due to the small class-size, students will have many opportunities to interact with the instructor during each session.
The instructor will be Elijah St. Germain, Ph.D., who holds a doctorate in organic chemistry and has coauthored numerous scholarly peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals, including the Journal of Chemical Education. St. Germain currently teaches Organic Chemistry 1 at FAU; he has taught this course since 2017.
|Interpreting and Using the Periodic Table|
|Lewis structures, Electronegativity and Formal Charge|
|Electrons and Orbitals – the basics|
|Molecular Representations and Isomerism|
|Practice with Molecular Models & Learning the Functional Groups|
|Curved Arrow Mechanisms and Resonance Theory|
|Hybridization Theory and Predicting Hybridization Based on Geometry|
|Preparing for Stereochemistry|
|Acid/Base Equilibria of Organic Compounds|
|Introduction to Reaction Mechanisms|
All classes are in-person (on the Boca Raton campus, SE-43, room 319B).
All materials are included.
Once the class starts, we are not able to provide a refund. However, prior to the start of class a 20% processing fee will be charged for those withdrawing from the course.
Questions? Contact Elijah St. Germain, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.