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CHEM1611 - Resources for Week 11


Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Stereochemistry
    •  identify stereogenic centres in organic molecules
    •  distinguish between different types of isomers, including enantiomers and diastereomers
    •  use (R)- and (S)- descriptors to describe enantiomers and identify if a compouind has (R)- or (S)- stereochemistry
    •  convert between stereo structures and Fischer projections
    •  determine the maximum number of isomers possible in a compound with more than one stereogenic centre  
    •  identify meso compounds and when to expect them 
    •  appreciate the role of chirality in nature and in drug design

Textbook and eBook References

  • Stereochemistry - Chapter 17
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Stereochemistry -  
  Assigning Absolute Configuration (short video tutorial)  
 
Tags: stereochemistry | isomerism | chirality  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
  Assigning Priority (short video tutorial)  
 
Tags: stereochemistry | isomerism | chirality  |  Contributed by Peter Rutledge
 


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