Monthly Archives: November 2013

“Like ketchup on sushi”

Reed chemistry alum and medical school student, Hassan Ghani ’08, just sent me this story from yesterday’s NY Times, “How to get an A- in Organic Chemistry” by Barbara Moran. Like so many others, Ms. Moran has decided a mid-life … finish reading “Like ketchup on sushi”

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Some tips for Exam 3

As you prepare for Exam 3, make sure that you learn to quickly identify the roles that different molecules might play in a chemical reaction. The sooner you can decide that a molecule is probably an acid (or base, nucleophile, … finish reading Some tips for Exam 3

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NMR & IR slides from lab lecture

A few of you were unable to attend last night’s lab lecture. Here are slides from the lab lecture (bonus prize: GC data for a ‘standard’ mixture of isopentyl alcohol and isopentyl acetate): IR slides NMR slides GC standards

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