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Wednesday
Sep122012

Cyclohexane Dynamics

 

This video leads you through how to assemble the components in the molecular model kit and then use the models to help with the dynamic changes that occur when cyclohexane undergoes a ring-flip process.

Monday
Sep102012

Oxidation and Reduction

Oxidation Numbers...

 

 

The ideas behind oxidation numbers is discussed and examples are given showing how these may be used to track oxidation-reduction events in organic reactions.

Saturday
Sep082012

Hybridization Tutorial

Hybrid Orbitals...

 

This video leads you through the main ideas of orbital hybridization in organic molecules. Once you have studied the slides there are questions at the end to test your understanding.

Saturday
Sep082012

Nomenclature Tutorial

Alkane Nomenclature...

 

This tutorial covers the basics of alkane nomenclature and discusses the use of common (trivial) names for substituents and how to build names for branched molecules. Quiz questions are included so that you may test your knowledge as you go.

Saturday
Sep082012

Acids & Bases Tutorial

Acids and Bases...

 

The main ideas in acid-base chemistry are discussed including acid strength, pKa values, and conjugate base strength. There are questions included to test your understanding of these important concepts.