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All classes are workshops except the first. You are expected to have watched the corresponding archived lectures and done the problems before coming to the workshops. Students are welcome to add topics for upcoming workshops.


Mon Sept 26, 2005: standard lecture


  • Overview of the class syllabus, blog, wiki, tutorials and FAQ.

Wed Oct 5, 2005: bring your laptop


  • subscribing to the class RSS feeds (class blog, wiki, FAQ, podcast)
  • updating the class wiki
  • electronic configuration
  • Lewis structures
  • hybrid orbitals

Fri Oct 7, 2005:


  • more Lewis structures and polarity
  • any technical issue
  • functional groups
  • alkanes
  • build molecules with molecular models

Mon Oct 10, 2005: Drexel Closed


Wed Oct 12, 2005:


  • Unreal Tournament Race to win molecular model set - Bring your laptop!
  • free radical halogenation

Fri Oct 14, 2005


  • Finish the Unreal Tournament Race to win molecular model set - Bring your laptop!
  • Any topic up to and including free radical halogenation (chaps 1-4, lectures 1-15) to prepare for the first test (Oct 21 -25)

Mon Oct 17 - Mon Oct 24


  • Any topic up to and including free radical halogenation (chaps 1-4, lectures 1-15) to prepare for the first test (Oct 21 -25)

Wed Oct 26


  • Focus on Chirality