Understanding Chemistry

 

BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY MENU

 

Bonding in organic compounds . . .

Includes basic electronic structure, bonding in methane, ethene, benzene and carbonyl compounds, and ideas about electronegativity and bond polarity.

Organic chemistry conventions . . .

Includes how to name and draw organic compounds, and the use of curly arrows in reaction mechanisms.

Isomerism in organic compounds . . .

Includes structural isomerism and stereoisomerism (both geometric and optical).

Organic acids and bases . . .

Includes the acid strengths of carboxylic acids, phenols and alcohols, and the base strengths of primary amines.


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