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Organic Chemistry 1

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and CEC via Swayam

Overview

This course is a 4 credit course (15 weeks, 40 module) for M. Sc. Chemistry Students. Here, Students will be trained to improve their factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive knowledge. The scientific explanation given in the video contents makes use of the following components: Presentations, chemical structures, figures, tables, images, 3D-animations, white board demonstration, use of molecular models, paper 3D-models, mirrors etc. We gave emphasis to instructional design by leveraging theories based on Malcom Knowels Andragogy, modified Bloom’s taxonomy, the Feynman Technique, ADDIE model, Dick and Carey model, neuro slide design principles etc.Who can benefit Any student or learner who wants to learn the basics of organic chemistry. The course shall be helpful for PG students (credit transfer), research scholars, young scientists and faculty members for their career growth. 3rd year UG students who are in pursuit of excellence can learn more from this course. The course covers most of the topics (organic chemistry) that are part of various competitive exams. IIT-JAM, CSIR-NET, GATE, UPSC, SLET, SSC-CGL, various CET. Industry support for jobs pharma, petrochemical, dye, perfume, agro chemicals industries

Syllabus

We are happy to announce that this course has been very popular among learners. Earlier enrollments for this course: July 2019 - 3591 Jan 2020 - 3224 Aug 2020 - 2666 Jan 2021 - 2688 Students achievements: Shubham Pol: GPAT and NIPER- JEE qualified Suryakant Mishra: IIT-JAM qualified Sourav Adak: CSIR qualified Learner's Feedback:


"This course is very great and is helpful not only for students but also for all chemistry professors. This course is the best platform for all organic chemistry learners. The language is very easy. So that, each and every student can understand all the concepts easily. Discussion forum is also a best platform for us to ask any query about any concept.

Thank you very much sir for excellent teaching, clearing every concept in organic chemistry from basic and giving assignments to us. Keep it up sir.

Also,thanks to SWAYAM for conducting such type of course for all chemistry learners." ---- Ketaki, One of the topper from the course July-2019.


"The classes are very explanatory and very useful for the PG students and also for the faculty members. I really appreciate the efforts taken by Balaji sir. " ---Seethalakshmi S



"The course content was so relevant and insightful that every individual would definitely benefit hugely from it for their career in chemistry. The classes are very vivid, crystal clear and knowledgeable. I am very fortunate to be part of this course." ---- Ramakrishna S



"Professor Balaji did splendid job and did lots of efforts. Its been 15 days to the course have started and I am taking it right now. This course is beneficial to all as the professor took the course from basics to advance, this make learning very easy & he is very responsive which makes it very convenient." ----- Simran K

 


"very good nd well qualified professors.

for solving gate, net questions, dis course iz useful. thanku for efforts of all professors". ---- Anonymous




 

Syllabus

Week 1

Introduction to stereochemistry

Conformational analysis of open chain systems



Week 2

Conformational analysis of cyclic systems

Symmetry elements, Point group analysis

Stereochemical conventions


Week 3

Stereogenicity, Topicity

ORD and CD, Axial halo ketone rule, Octant Rule


Week 4

Stereochemical reactions

Reactions involving stereo centres

Crams Rule, Felkin-Anh model, Prelog rules


Week 5

Aromaticity, Aromatic stabilization energy, Hückel MO, Musulin-Frost diagram

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), Polyacenes, Annulene


Week 6

Aromatic Electrophilic substitutions

Aromatic Nucleophilic substitutions

Ipso-cine-tele substitution


Week 7

Reaction dynamics, Hammond postulate

Linear free energy relationship, Hammett equation


Week 8

Yukawa Tsuno equation, Swain-Lupton equation, Grunwald–Winstein equation, Taft equation

Curtin-Hammett principle, Winstein-Holness equation

Carbocation, Part 1: Generation, Structure and Geometry


Week 9

Carbocation, Part 2: Stabilisation of carbocation, Reactions

Carbocation, Rearrangement 1: No Change in carbon skeleton, Change in carbon skeleton

Carbocation, Rearrangement 2: involvement of other electron deficient terminus, Anchimeric assistance


Week 10

Carbanions: pKa and its significance

Carbanions: Hard and Soft Acid and Base principle

Carbanions: Structure, Formation, Stability, Reactivity


Week 11

Carbanion reactions: Acyl Anions, Benzoin condensation, Umpolung-inversion of reactivity

Free radical 1: Formation, Structure, Stability



Week 12

Free radical 2: Stability, Reactivity

Free radical 3: Reactions: Addition, atom abstraction, disproportionation, cyclisation



Week 13

Free radical 4: Reactions: Fenton, Kolbe, Bouveault-Blanc, Giese, Hofmann-Loffler, Birch, Barton-McCombie, Sandmeyer, Barton decarboxylation

Carbene, Nitrene: Generation, Structure, Reactivity



Week 14

Carbonyl addition reaction

Enol and enolate formation and reactions

Enamines formation and reactions



Week 15

Enol ethers formation and reactions, Mukaiyama-Aldol reaction

Sharpless epoxidation, Click reaction, Diels-Alder reaction- Scope and mechanism



Exam

 

Taught by

Dr. B. S. Balaji

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Reviews

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  • Profile image for Prodipta Samadder
    Prodipta Samadder
    1
    Great Course infrastructure.Crystal clear concept is given by Prof.This course is really benifitial for all of us who Inquisitive for organic Chemistry basic as well as advance lebel.Thank you sir.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This course is exhaustive with respect to topics covered. Basic fundamentals are taught nicely with drawing and objects. Further Kowledge can be built by students by reading in interested topics.
    Thankyou Balaji Sir.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Respected sir...your course is very interesting.the way you teach us is outstanding..and yes you are right ,I don't feel this type of experience before that for organic chemistry..l fall in love with organic chemistry after taking your classes ..
    Dear sir,I pursuing my m.sc chemistry from department of chemistry, University of delhi.after taking classes and lab ,I have not sufficient time for taking your complete classes.so I request to u please do not remove these classes and pdfs after complete this course....
    And again thaknk u sir ...for giving us best knowledge of chemistry...
  • Seethalakshmi
    4

    Seethalakshmi is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    The classes are very explanatary and very useful for the PG students and also for the faculty members. I really appreciate the efforts taken by Balaji sir.
  • Anonymous
    This course has been very useful for comprehending the concepts from level zero to hundred covering all the topics in organic chemistry with logical explanations. The regular and brain storming quiz session is fun and interesting part. Especially the demonstration videos with the 3D models improvise the understanding regarding the spatial arrangements of the atoms and bonds even better. It is highly recommended for the undergraduate and masters students preparing for competitive exams like GATE and CSIR/UGC.
  • Anonymous
    This organic chemistry course is very good course as it covers most of the topics of organic chemistry.

    In addition to video lectures, e-text material, some reference and assignments are also provided in this course, which is the good part of this course.

    Video lectures, Discussion forum and weekly crossword puzzles are very helpful in clearing our concepts and interesting part of this course

    I want to thank B.S. balaji sir and SWAYAM for conducting this course.

  • Anonymous
    Awesome course in online platform by jnu and prof.balaji and your facility...

    Good work nd hard work

    Consept and basic are more favorable focous in course ..

    Academic and professional teaching your work

    Given Ur Valuable time and useful for preparation of CSIR NET and gate..

    Thank u so much...

    Your Life always be happy and fine..
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    Rahul Patil
    The current course is excellent for organic basics and advance. Teaching and content style is excellent. The effort to bring these type of content is best of my knowledge.
    I m thankful to swayam platform to provide this kind of facility.
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    KETAKI KULKARNI

    KETAKI KULKARNI completed this course.

    Respected sir,
    This course is very great and is helpful not only for students but also for all chemistry professors. This course is the best platform for all organic chemistry learners. The language is very easy. So that, each and every student can understand all the concepts easily. Discussion forum is also a best platform for us to ask any query about any concept.
    Thank you very much sir for excellent teaching, clearing every concept in organic chemistry from basic and giving assignments to us. Keep it up sir.
    Also,thanks to SWAYAM for conducting such type of course for all chemistry learners.
  • Anonymous
    have great learning experience under the guidance of this course mentor and will encourage and recommend my fellow junior mates to get enroll in the course and avail the benefits of the platform.

    All the very best.!
  • Anonymous
    Clears all the basic concepts which may be helpful to all the students of UG as well as PG. Course is designed in best way and the instructor also explain all the concept in very simple and clear language.
  • Anonymous
    The course was very good ! I didn't know that I can learn online that much good! The concept of teaching and demonstration was the best part of the learning through this course
  • Anonymous
    Ya I completed IIT JAM 2020.l get more bsic and adv level knowledge from this platform. This is very helpfull for us .
  • This course on Organic Chemistry is the best MOOC available online, that too from an premier institute like JNU! Every concept is presented from 0 level. Prof. Balaji has used many useful tools like molecular models, animations, charts extensively throughout this course to make everything crystal clear. I highly recommend this wonderful course to every aspiring postgraduate students in Chemistry.
  • Anonymous
    "Organic Chemistry- I"

    A mesmerising cource, it's a great inspiration for all chemistry lovers.

    I took lots of benefits from this cource by studying reactions mechanisms, demonstrations, concepts in organic chemistry and also some mnemonics ,

    Thank you Balaji sir.

  • Anonymous
    This course is very helpful for the preparation of any chemistry exam in which organic chemistry will be asked. This course is from basic to advance level. The crossword puzzle assignment is very unique style. Thanks for this course Balaji sir.
  • Anonymous
    Content delivery is very informative and basic. Excellent content delivery.

    Each concept is explained with good examples.

    Every content is explained at the ground level.

    Three dimensional model of molecule is explained very nicely.
  • Anonymous
    Best explanation of organic chemistry. It really helps me a lot for understanding the concepts. The pictures are used which are very good for visualization. Ultimately it increases the interest in Organic chemistry.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is good. But the presentation sorry to say but need much more improvement. The paper was little messy. The assignments were also not upto the mark specially when it is a mooc.
  • Simran Kaur

    Simran Kaur is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Professor Balaji did spendid job and did lots of efforts. Its been 15 days to the course have started and I am taking it right now. This course is beneficial to all as the professor took the course from basics to advance, this make learning very easy & he is very responsive which makes it very convenient.

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