Immersive Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Live Learning

Course Information

This is a live Introduction to Organic Chemistry course. It follows from concepts in First Semester Chemistry, and it makes a lot of sense to take this course before Second Semester Chemistry. It’s going to be a fun, easy introduction to the fascinating science of what’s inside food, living things, and lots of chemical products out there. It’s a unique, approachable online organic chemistry class for high school aged and younger to learn organic chemistry.

Dates and Times for Live Classes:

Fall 2020: Oct 13 – Dec 17, 2020
Tuesday-Thursday 11AM PST / 2 PM EST schedule
(one lesson/two classes per week)

Fall 2020 Introduction to Organic Chemistry will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 13 to December 17, 2020 from 11-11:50 AM PST (Pacific time) or 2-2:50 PM EST. There is a break for Thanksgiving week (USA holiday).

  • Take this course in Fall 2020, after completing First Semester Chemistry, and continue to Second Semester Chemistry in January 2021. Learn more about the course sequence here.
  • If you are currently taking First Semester Chem during Summer 2020, this course continues AT THE SAME TIME after a one week break. Stay on track and keep the same schedule.
  • Intro to O-Chem has 9 cohesive lessons that build from topics in First Semester Chemistry about how larger, real world molecules work and behave. We’ll understand all those chemicals found on a food label.
  • After this course ends, Immersive Chemistry Second Semester will be offered AT THE SAME TIME running January-May, 2021. Keep the same schedule for the entire 2020-2021 “school year.”

The schedule and topics are below.

weekTuesdays
11-11:50 AM PST
2-2:50 PM EST
Thursdays
11-11:50 AM PST
2-2:50 PM EST
1Oct 13
Lesson 1: Alkanes
Oct 15
Lesson 1: Alkanes
2Oct 20
Lesson 2: Alkenes
Oct 22
Lesson 2: Alkenes
3Oct 27
Lesson 3: cis and trans alkenes
Oct 29
Lesson 3: cis and trans alkenes
4Nov 3
Lesson 4: Cyclic hydrocarbons
Nov 5
Lesson 4: Strong bases, proton acceptors, neutral salts
5Nov 10
Lesson 5: Alcohols, aldehydes and acids
Nov 12
Lesson 5: Alcohols, aldehydes and acids
6Nov 17
Lesson 6: Amines & amino acids
Nov 19
Lesson 6: Amines & amino acids
7Nov 24
THANKSGIVING (USA) BREAK NO CLASS
Nov 26
THANKSGIVING (USA) BREAK NO CLASS
8Dec 1
Lesson 7: Chiral carbon and sugars
Dec 3
Lesson 7: Chiral carbon and sugars
9Dec 8
Lesson 8: Hydration & dehydration for polymers
Dec 10
Lesson 8: Hydration & dehydration for polymers
10Dec 15
Lesson 9: Polymers in food
Dec 17
Lesson 9: Polymers in food

Is This Course for Me?

“Intro to O-Chem” is a unique, approachable online organic chemistry class for high school aged and younger learners. Learn organic chemistry the easy way!

Take this course in Fall 2020, after completing First Semester Chemistry, and continue to Second Semester Chemistry in January 2021.