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CHE 8A- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 58 pages long!)

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University of California - Davis
Lievens Sarah

[CHE 8A] Comprehensive fall guide including any lecture notes, textbook notes and exam guides.find more resources at Logistics -Essential O Chem 3rd edition, Bruice -Mastering Chem Software for 3rd edition essential organic chem -Recommended - molecular models -Can get Essential O Chem 3rd edition and Mastering through INCLUSIVE ACCESS -You need a new Mastering account for bio -Office hours -Quizzes are based on LECTURE Organic Chemistry ● a study of carbon ○ best element in the universe (plus some hydrogen) ○ you don’t get Ochem without C and H ○ can also add in O, N, halogens (F, Cl, Br, I) P, S ■ sometimes found in organic molecules ■ P and S are common in biochem ■ we will mostly be using O, N, and halogens ■ halogens usually happen more in synthetic chemistry ● Carbon is different from gen chem ○ gen chem = ionic bonds ■ cation (+), anion (-) ○ carbon doesn’t like to make charges ○ C likes to share e- ○ Does not form ions (does not like to) ○ in sharing e- it makes a lot of different kind of bonds (covalent bonds) ■ single bonds ■ double bonds ■ triple bonds ■ chains ■ rings ■ branches find more resources at
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