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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
  • Organic Halogen Compounds
    •  identify and name organic halogen compounds
    •  predict the products of the elimination of alkyl halides, using Zaitsev's rule, and give the reagents required to perform this reaction
    •  Identify the products of nucleophilic substitution of alkyl halides
    •  determine the nucleophile required to react with an alkyl halide to give a specified product
    •  appreciate that nucleophilic substitution follows two mechanisms and the factors that effect each mechanism

Textbook and eBook References

  • Stereochemistry - Chapter 17
  • Organic Halogen Compounds - Chapter 18
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Stereochemistry -  
  Stereochemistry Tutorial  
Tags: stereochemistry  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Organic isomers  
Description: Isomerism in organic chemistry
Tags: Isomerism in organic chemistry  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Assigning Absolute Configuration  
Tags: stereochemistry | isomerism | chirality  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Assigning Priority  
Tags: stereochemistry | isomerism | chirality  |  Contributed by Peter Rutledge
Organic Halogen Compounds -  
  Using the terms primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary  
Tags: organic nomenclature  |  Contributed by Mat Todd

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