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1: Introduction and Review

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    After reading this chapter and completing ALL the exercises, a student can be able to

    • discuss the origins of organic chemistry - refer to section 1.1
    • use and apply the language of Atomic Structure (atomic number, mass number, isotopes) - refer to section 1.2
    • draw, interpret, and convert between Lewis (Kekule), Condensed, and Bond-line Structures - refer to sections 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6
    • apply bonding patterns and polarity to organic compounds - refer to section 1.7 and 1.8
    • identify polar bonds and compounds - refer to section 1.9
    • draw resonance forms and predict the relative contribution of each resonance form to the overall structure of the compound or ion - refer to section 1.10
    • recognize acids and bases - refer to sections 1.11 and 1.12
    • use the definition of Lewis Acids and Bases to recognize electron movement in reactions - refer to section 1.13
    • predict reaction products of acid-base reactions - refer to sections 1.11, 1.12 ,and 1.13
    • determine relative strengths of acids and bases from their pKa values - refer to section 1.14
    • determine the form of an acid or base at a specified pH (given the pKa) - refer to section 1.14
    • predict relative strengths of acids and bases from their structure, bonding and resonance - refer to section 1.15
    • determine the empirical and molecular formulas from combustion data - refer to section 1.16