CrackOChem_Alkanes - pt 1





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Uploaded on Apr 22, 2011

In this video, we begin our transition from general chemistry into the exciting world of organic chemistry!

Below are some of the topics we will cover...

-alkanes (vs. alkenes, alkynes)
-units of unsaturation
-the line-angle method of drawing compounds

1. constitutional
2. conformational
-staggered (anti, gauche) vs. eclipsed
-torsional + steric strain
-newman projections
3. stereoisomers

-planar vs. puckered
-torsional + steric + angle strain
-axial vs. equatorial
-how to draw rings

-R & S nomenclature
-priority rules


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Garrett is a Harvard graduate. While earning his doctorate from the Harvard School Of Dental Medicine, he was hired by the university to propose and develop educational videos to complement the curriculum. During this time he worked with instructors at the medical and dental school to produce video tutorials in the areas of neurobiology, cardiology, pharmacology, radiology and pre-clinical dental laboratory.

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