ESP Biography


Major: Biology

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2014

Picture of Priyanka Saha

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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S5665: Introduction to Organic Chemistry in HSSP Spring 2012 (Feb. 18, 2012)
Notoriously a soulless crusher of the GPAs and egos of students across time and space, organic chemistry has been a ruthless "weed-out" class in universities across the nation. Laugh in the face of adversity and flout convention to ace this cruel monstrosity of a subject by getting a head start (undoubtedly to the utmost envy of your peers) by taking this introductory course to organic chemistry. Organic chemistry, the study of carbon compounds, is the foundation of life and all living things. Carbon's unique ability to form a remarkable array of compounds is at the center of this compelling subject. In this course, we will focus on a few key classes of organic compounds, including alkenes/alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols, carbonyls, and arenes. There will be some emphasis on problem solving and synthesis, and a lecture will be dedicated to structure elucidation if time allows.