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Week 3

Quote of the week:
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
-Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, born March 14, 1879, began his schooling in Munich. In 1895 Einstein failed a university entrance exam examination in Zurich. He did eventually gain admission and graduate, but he couldn't find a job teaching at a university. Einstein eventually became a high school teacher in Switzerland, and then worked in the Swiss patent office. While he worked, he published a number of important scientific papers in theoretical physics and soon obtained a doctorate. Einstein received the Nobel Prize in 1921. He then traveled the world lecturing, but he had to avoid Germany during WWII because of his Jewish heritage. In 1940, Einstein became a US citizen. He died in 1955 in Princeton, NJ.

Free Campus Resources Previous Weeks, Syllabus Chemistry Department Webpage,


Current Textbook: 7th edition
Chapter 4 (Cycloalkanes)
Ex: 1-4, 7, 9-10, 12-16, 19.
Prob: 21-23, 25, 27, 30, 32, 36, 54-57.

Chapter 5 (Stereoisomers)
Ex: 1, 3-5, 9-27.
Prob: 30, 32-39, 41, 45, 50, 53-56, 64, 67-70.

Thoughts for the week:

This week you'll take your second quiz. In lab, note that the extraction lab requires a flow chart. Good luck!