Naming alkanes, cycloalkanes, and bicyclic compounds

6 videos
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.

Alkane and cycloalkane nomenclature I

VIDEO 12:41 minutes
Using IUPAC rules to name linear, branched, and cyclic hydrocarbons

Alkane and cycloalkane nomenclature II

VIDEO 12:40 minutes
Correction: 2,2,6,6,7-pentamethyloctane is the correct name. I put a dash instead of a comma between the 6 and the 7 on the video.

Alkane and cycloalkane nomenclature III

VIDEO 13:06 minutes
Practice naming hydrocarbons with branches and rings. Also discusses classification of carbons: primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary carbons.

Bicyclic compounds

VIDEO 10:36 minutes
How to name bicyclic compounds. Numbering the chain and Identifying bridgehead carbons.

Naming cubane

VIDEO 5:44 minutes
Systematic naming of cubane.

Heats of combustion of alkanes

VIDEO 8:49 minutes
How to use heats of combustion to compare the stability of isomeric alkanes