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1: Introduction to Organic Chemistry

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    • 1.1: Organic Compounds
      Today organic chemistry is the study of the chemistry of the carbon compounds, and inorganic chemistry is the study of the chemistry of all other elements. Organic chemistry is the study of carbon compounds, nearly all of which also contain hydrogen atoms.
    • 1.2: The Functional Group
      Organic chemistry is organized based on specific molecular moieties called functional groups
    • 1.3: Covalent Bonds
      You have already seen examples of substances that contain covalent bonds. One substance mentioned previously was water (H₂O). You can tell from its formula that it is not an ionic compound; it is not composed of a metal and a nonmetal. Consequently, its properties are different from those of ionic compounds. A covalent bond is formed between two atoms by sharing electrons.
    • 1.4: Bonding in Organic Molecules
    • 1.5: Structural Isomerism in Organic Molecules
    • 1.6: How to Draw Organic Molecules
      There are several ways to represent organic compounds

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