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Organic Chemistry On-Line Learning Center

The original contents of this site were developed by Dr Ian Hunt and Dr Rick Spinney for McGraw-Hill to support Francis Carey's "Organic Chemistry". The original materials are copyright of McGraw-Hill and therefore any link to this site without their permission is an infringement of their copyright (Oct 2006).

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Organic Nomenclature

Useful Concepts
Useful Concepts
 ( a general collection of useful bits and pieces)


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Chapter 1: Structure Determines Properties

Chapter 2: Hydrocarbon Frameworks : Alkanes

Chapter 3: Conformations of Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

Chapter 4: Alcohols and Alkyl Halides

Chapter 5: Structure and Preparation of Alkenes. Elimination Reactions

Chapter 6: Reactions of Alkenes. Addition Reactions

Chapter 7: Stereochemistry

Chapter 8: Nucleophilic Substitution

Chapter 9: Alkynes

Chapter 10: Conjugation in Alkadienes and Allylic Systems

Chapter 11: Arenes and Aromaticity

Chapter 12: Reactions of Arenes: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

Chapter 13: Spectroscopy

Chapter 14: Organometallic Compounds

Chapter 15: Alcohols, Diols and Thiols

Chapter 16: Ethers, Epoxides and Sulfides

Chapter 17: Aldehydes and Ketones. Nucleophilic Addition to C=O

Chapter 18:  Enols and Enolates

Chapter 19: Carboxylic Acids

Chapter 20: Carboxylic Acid Derivatives. Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution

Chapter 21: Ester Enolates

Chapter 22: Amines

Chapter 23: Aryl Halides

Chapter 24: Phenols

Chapter 25: Carbohydrates

Chapter 26: Lipids

Chapter 27: Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins

Chapter 28: Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids

organic chemistry © Dr. Ian Hunt, Department of Chemistry University of Calgary