Unit: Alkanes, cycloalkanes, and functional groups
Methane, ethane, propane, butane . . . by the time you get to five carbons you might have some pent up frustration. By six carbons you might even believe that you are hexed! Don’t worry though, you’ll feel sane again once Sal shows you how to name alkanes in this tutorial.
Do you speak the language of organic chemistry? Nomenclature running rings around you? Feel like the victim of a vicious cycle? In this tutorial, we will learn how to be fluent in naming alkanes, cycloalkanes, and bicyclic compounds.
Feeling unsure about conformations? If you need a little more perspective on alkanes, try looking at them from Newman’s point of view. The result might leave you feeling more stable.
Do conformations float your boat? If so, pull up a chair and learn about the different conformations of cyclohexane.
The chemistry of every organic compound is determined by the functional groups it contains. In this tutorial, we put the fun back into identifying functional groups!