Organic Chemistry

Leigh Thompson
Rising 10th – Rising 12th Graders
June 10 – July 5   8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
No class on Wednesday, July 4
$1,095 per session
Prerequisite: Chemistry or Honors Chemistry
How does aspirin work? Are artificial sweeteners bad for you? Is there an efficient way to recycle and reuse plastics? These are a few of the questions you will be considering in this course. Organic chemistry is the study of carbon-containing molecules. Carbon is unique in that it can form chains and rings with other carbon atoms, and it is essential to life as it forms the backbone of DNA, RNA, sugars, lipids and proteins. This course will cover nomenclature, reactions and organic mechanisms through a variety of modalities including problem-solving, case studies and laboratory investigations.
Leigh Thompson is a chemistry teacher in Collegiate’s Upper School. She has over 20 years experience teaching chemistry.
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