Thursday, August 15, 2013

Welcome to the official class blog for CHE 351-02, Organic Chemistry I.  Students will have a chance to communicate with one another and me (KSP) via the blog while earning extra credit points.  For details on the class assignment see the assignment document on Blackboard.


  1. Hi! Just to clarify we have to post a blog how many times a month? and how replies per month (the explanation sheet was understandable for the most part, I was a little thrown off with the short hand writings so I wanted to clarify things.

  2. post 1 time per month and comment 1 time per month!

  3. I could not figure out how to post a new response. So I'm going to post in a comment on this post. I don't know if this still counts but I'm going to try. It was my fault for waiting so late to post and not having time to clarify.-Krishelle


  4. My favorite chemical is Cortisol or hydrocortisone. It is a steroid hormone that is found in the body and it helps regulate the body's stress levels, sugar levels, and even the metabolism. Hydrocortisone is also an anti-inflammatory drug used widely in the medical field and assists with a variety of orthopedic conditions that occur in the body. A few of them would be arthritis, carpel tunnel, joint inflammation, and etc.
    Several studies were done with this drug to test how effective it would be to the medical world. The most common study was its effect during hand surgery. Other research also led to people being prescribed hydrocortisone to boost their natural levels of cortisol. Having a low level of cortisol has shown to develop into diseases such as Addison's.
    My favorite use for hydrocortisone is for allergies. I have pretty bad allergies and so do a lot of people in my family. My younger brother has often times been prescribed this steroid when having severe allergic reactions that often lead to severe asthma attacks that nearly took his life. It has been very beneficial in my home and I'm sure has assisted in many homes around the world.

    This is the link to my picture because I could not find the New Post button anywhere.

  5. I am sorry, I also could not find how to post blog on this website. I did post on my blog site, but did not know how to post here. So I am posting it here as I did not want to lost point.

    Sucrose- My favorite Organic Molecule
    Sucrose- My favorite organic molecule

    In order to get extra credits, I was supposed to post a blog about my favorite organic molecule. Brainstorming and coming up with my favorite molecule was a tough job as I never really gave it a much thought if I should have a favorite organic molecule. After thinking a lot about lot of molecules, I thought why not sugar. I love sweets. All I eat day in and day out is sugar, sugar, and sugar. Sugar is the common name for sugar. Sucrose is a disaccharide made up of glucose and fructose. Its chemical formula is C12H22O11. Sucrose is generally extracted from sugarcane. Hence, the common name sugar. Sucrose is the most common sweetener accepted in the modern world. Sucrose also has side-effects along with its versatility of natural sweetener. One of the most harmful side-effect of sucrose is tooth decay and obesity. People with diabetes also need to watch their sugar intake. Sugarcane was first domesticated in New Guinea around 8,000 B.C. Around 6,000 B.C. it was carried to the Philippines and India. The first written evidence of sugar making is in a Hindu religious document dated 500 A.D.

    Posted by Khushbu Kharva at 8:13 PM

      Sorry I could not find button to post picture, here is the link to picture.