The Chemistry of the Carboxylic Acid Family. 
The Chemistry of the Carboxylic Acid Family.
by UC Irvine / James Nowick
Video Lecture 8 of 19
Copyright Information: Nowick, James S. Organic Chemistry 51C (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [January 27, 2015]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License (
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Lecture Description

Recorded on April 26, 2012

Index of Topics:

2:00-Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
17:44-Acid Chlorides and Anhydrides
22:28-Boiling Points of Esters Versus Alkanes
26:22-Resonance Structures
28:59-Properties of Amides
35:12-IR Spectroscopy
43:51-Reaction of Acid Chloride and Anhydride in Water
45:05-Reaction of Esters and Amides in Water
51:58-NMR of Carbonyls
54:51-Carboxylic Acid Derivatives and Nucleophiles
58:08-Weakly Basic Nucleophiles
1:00:49-Balanced Equation Example
1:05:19-Student Question
1:09:28-Acid Chloride Reaction Example
1:14:11-Relative Reactivity of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
1:17:44-Anhydride Reaction

Course Index

Course Description

This is the third quarter course in the organic chemistry series. Topics covered include: Fundamental concepts relating to carbon compounds with emphasis on structural theory and the nature of chemical bonding, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopic, physical, and chemical properties of the principal classes of carbon compounds.

Organic Chemistry 51C is part of OpenChem.


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