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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Representations of Molecular Structure
    •  determine the geometry and hybridization state for each carbon atom in a molecule
    •  interconvert the structural and stick formula and stick representations of a molecule
    •  convert a stick structure into a molecular formula
    •  recognize and name the functional groups in a molecule

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Lecture Notes, Tutorial Worksheets & Answers and Suggested Exam Questions

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Representations of Molecular Structure

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Representations of Molecular Structure -  
  Drawing organic molecules  
Description: tutorial on the various ways that organic molecules can be represented on paper
Tags: stick structures | structural formulae  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Structural principles  
Tags: stick structures  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Representing organic structures  
Description: Converting between condensed and stick structures
Tags: stick structures | structural formulae  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Naming Organic Compounds (short video tutorial)  
Tags: organic nomenclature  |  Contributed by Peter Rutledge
  Acidity of organic molecules (short video tutorial)  
Tags: pKa | acid/base  |  Contributed by Mat Todd
  Hydrocarbon Power!  
Description: Alkane nomenclature
Tags: alkane | crash course | youtube | tutorial  |  Contributed by GGV
  How to draw organic molecules  
Tags: organic | stick structures  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Degree of unsaturation calculator  
Description: Calculates the number of double bonds in a structure from its formula (or vice versa)
Tags: unsaturation  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman

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