Application of cognitive theory to decision making, and problem solving. Selective perception, memory,, contextual effects on decision making, paradoxes, in rationality, biases created from, problem-solving heuristics, probability and risk, assessment, perception of randomness, attribution, of causality, group judgments and decisions.
The basic principles of organic chemistry from a, mechanistic perspective. Bonding (Lewis, structures, atomic and molecular orbitals);, stereochemistry (chiral compounds, enantiomers,, diastereomers, conformers, optical activity,, Fischer projections); nomenclature; chemistry of, alkanes (free-radical substitution,, reaction-coordinate energy diagrams, asymmetric, induction); chemistry of alkyl halides, alcohols,, ethers (substitution and elimination reactions,, carbocations, pKa, nucleophilicity, leaving, groups, kinetics); infrared (IR) and nuclear, magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy; chemistry, of alkenes (addition and elimination reactions,, oxidation and reduction, hydroboration, inductive, and resonance effects of substituents, regio- and, stereoselectivity); chemistry of alkynes (acidity,, addition reactions); introduction to, organometallic compounds. Lecture, discussion,, laboratory.