Use this free resource to learn essential concepts in organic chemistry.

In this set of modules, you will explore how organic chemistry can relate to toxicity, sustainability, and renewable resources. 

Each module is an introductory lesson on an essential topic in organic chemistry, presented through the philosophy and metrics of green chemistry.

We call this “New Leaf Organic Chemistry

Animation designed by Rodrigo Moran Ramon for New Leaf Organic Chemistry

Start with Module 0 for an introduction to organic chemistry and the philosophy and metrics of green chemistry.

Module 0
What is organic chemistry?
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Module 1
Structure and Properties
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Module 2
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Module 3 Nucleophilic Substitution and Addition
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Module 4
REDOX for Renewables
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Module 5
Retrosynthetic Analysis
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These modules were co-developed by institutional partners: Queen’s University, University of Toronto, and York University.

This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. To learn more about the Virtual Learning Strategy, visit https://vls.ecampusontario.ca.


“New Leaf Organic Chemistry” modules by Amanda Bongers, Samantha Hollands, Ishwar Singh, Phung Nguyen, and Alaina Boyd are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

From the Queen’s University Chemistry Education Research Group, partnered with York University and the University of Toronto.