Organic chemistry

Sal and Jay cover topics covered in college organic chemistry course. Basic understanding of basic high school or college chemistry assumed (although there is some review).
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Chirality, stereoisomers, assigning configurations using the R,S system, optical activity, Fischer projections, diastereomers, meso compounds
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Are you right handed or sinister-handed? Have you ever thought that you might not be as attractive as you look in the mirror? Welcome to the world of chirality!


In this tutorial, we will explore enantiomers, compounds that have the same composition and bonding but are fundamentally different because they are mirror images of each other (kind of like Tomax and Xamot--the Crimson Guard Commanders from GI Joe).

Stereoisomeric relationships

Mirror, mirror on the wall . . . who is the fairest stereoisomer of all? In this tutorial, we will examine the relationships between different stereoisomers.