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Post by Shahram Ahmadi N. Emran on July 10, 2013

Professor Goldwhite, you got to be really careful about what he is saying about the things which are in this chemistry course.

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Post by Odell Glenn on August 17, 2012

Its not written correctly.. There are 12 carbons instead of 10

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Last reply by: Marian Iskandar
Thu Sep 5, 2013 2:41 PM

Post by Niki Jarrett on September 25, 2011

On the C4 - Butane - branched molecule...is that written correctly?

Organic Structures, Isomers, Functional Groups

  • Hydrocarbon formulas: CnH2n+2 saturated; CnH2n has one double bond or one ring

  • Saturated hydrocarbons have isomers for n = 4 and above

  • Draw isomers for n = 5, 6 etc. – both saturated and unsaturated

  • Geometric isomers: different arrangements about double bonds

  • Optical isomers: non-identical with mirror image; opposite effects on plane-polarized light

  • Learn functional groups: OH – alcohol; COOH – carboxylic acid; COC - ether; COOC – ester; CO in aldehydes and ketones

  • Learn nitrogenous functional groups RNH amines; CONR amide as found in peptides and proteins

Organic Structures, Isomers, Functional Groups

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Saturated Hydrocarbons C-1 to C-4 1:41
    • Acyclic
    • Example: Methane, Ethane, Propane
    • Isomers
  • Acyclic Saturated Hydrocarbons C-5 Isomers 10:27
    • Example: Pentanes
  • Alkenes and Ring Compounds 14:56
    • Alkenes
    • Example: Ethene, Ethylene
    • Example: Propene Isomers
  • Geometric Isomers of Alkenes 24:13
    • Example: 2-Butene
    • Trans and Cis
  • Optical Isomers 28:45
    • Example: Carbon Atom
  • Functional Groups: Alcohols and Caboxylic Acids 39:11
    • Alcohols
    • Carboxylic Acids
  • Functional Groups: Esters and Ethers 44:10
    • Esters (Ethyl Acetate)
    • Ethers (Diethylether)
  • Functional Groups: Aldehydes and Ketones 47:48
    • Examples
  • Amines 51:01
  • Amide Group 54:24
  • Peptides and Proteins 56:02
  • Additional Example 1