What Is Organic Chemistry?: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #1



Organic chemistry is pretty much everywhere! In this episode of Crash Course Organic Chemistry, we’re talking about the amazing diversity among organic molecules. We’ll learn about the origins of organic chemistry, how to write Lewis structures, condensed structures, and skeletal formulas, and what gross organic compound the Romans used to dye their fabrics pretty colors.

Episode Sources:
Dean, J., Casselman, K. D., Wild Color, 1st ed.; Potter Craft, New York, 2010.
Formula for indigo dyeing with urine. http://www.wildcolours.co.uk/html/urine_indigo_vat.html
From Gunpowder to Teeth Whitener: The Science Behind Historic Uses of Urine https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/from-gunpowder-to-teeth-whitener-the-science-behind-historic-uses-of-urine-442390/
Tie-Dye Instructions. https://www.dharmatrading.com/techniques/tiedye/tie-dye-instructions.html, last accessed 12/12/2019.
(Retinal) Clayden, J., Greeves, N., Warren, S., & Wothers, P. Organic Chemistry. New York 2001. Oxford University Press Inc.
Beetroot https://www.compoundchem.com/2014/03/11/why-can-beetroot-turn-urine-red-the-chemistry-of-beetroot/
Fruit color https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5613902/

Series Sources:
Brown, W. H., Iverson, B. L., Ansyln, E. V., Foote, C., Organic Chemistry; 8th ed.; Cengage Learning, Boston, 2018.
Bruice, P. Y., Organic Chemistry, 7th ed.; Pearson Education, Inc., United States, 2014.
Clayden, J., Greeves, N., Warren., S., Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed.; Oxford University Press, New York, 2012.
Jones Jr., M.; Fleming, S. A., Organic Chemistry, 5th ed.; W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2014.
Klein., D., Organic Chemistry; 1st ed.; John Wiley & Sons, United States, 2012.
Louden M., Organic Chemistry; 5th ed.; Roberts and Company Publishers, Colorado, 2009.
McMurry, J., Organic Chemistry, 9th ed.; Cengage Learning, Boston, 2016.
Smith, J. G., Organic chemistry; 6th ed.; McGraw-Hill Education, New York, 2020.
Wade., L. G., Organic Chemistry; 8th ed.; Pearson Education, Inc., United States, 2013.

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