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33 Assessment Questions
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Videos: First 3 results
Chirality  
A series of chiral and achiral objects, the interaction of polarized light with organic molecules, the assignment of R- and S- configuration, Fisher projections, and a stereospecific reaction are demonstrated.
Chirality / Optical Activity |
Stereochemistry
Glyceraldehyde and the Fischer Projection  
Molecular models are used to demonstrate chirality of glyceraldehyde and drawing its Fischer Projection.
Chirality / Optical Activity |
Stereochemistry |
Molecular Properties / Structure
Structures and Conformations  
Molecular models are used to demonstrate the conformations of alkanes and cycloalkanes.
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Stereochemistry
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Assessment Questions: First 3 results
Stereochemistry (21 Variations)
A collection of 21 assessment questions about Stereochemistry
Stereochemistry |
Conformational Analysis |
Chirality / Optical Activity |
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes |
Alkenes |
Alcohols |
Enantiomers |
Diastereomers |
Carbohydrates |
Carboxylic Acids |
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Esters
Alkenes (16 Variations)
A collection of 16 assessment questions about Alkenes
Alkenes |
Reactions |
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Stereochemistry |
Addition Reactions
Organic : IDChiralAtoms (20 Variations)
Identify the chiral carbon atom(s), if any, in the following structure. The carbon atoms have been numbered for easier identification.



Alkanes / Cycloalkanes |
Chirality / Optical Activity
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Molecular Structures: 2 results
Dinitrogen Difluoride (E) N2F2(E)

3D Structure

Link to PubChem

Molecular Properties / Structure |
Stereochemistry |
Nonmetals

Dinitrogen Difluoride (Z) N2F2(Z)

3D Structure

Link to PubChem

Molecular Properties / Structure |
Stereochemistry |
Nonmetals

Journal Articles: First 3 results.
Pedagogies:
Frank Westheimer's Early Demonstration of Enzymatic Specificity  Addison Ault
Reviews one of the most significant accomplishments of one of the most respected chemists of the 20th centurya series of stereospecific enzymatic oxidation and reduction experiments that led chemists to recognize enantiotopic and diastereotopic relationships of atoms, or groups of atoms, within molecules.
Ault, Addison. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1246.
Asymmetric Synthesis |
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Catalysis |
Chirality / Optical Activity |
Enantiomers |
Enzymes |
Isotopes |
Nucleophilic Substitution |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Stereochemistry
Synthesis of Anomeric Methyl Fructofuranosides and Their Separation on an Ion-exchange Resin  Erkki Nurminen, Päivi Poijärvi, Katja Koskua, and Jari Hovinen
Treatment of d-fructose with methanol in the presence of acid as a catalyst gives a mixture of methyl--d-fructopyranoside, methyl-a-D-fructofuranoside, and methyl--d- fructofuranoside, which are separated on an ion exchange column and characterized polarimetrically.
Nurminen, Erkki; Poijärvi, Päivi; Koskua, Katja; Hovinen, Jari. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1480.
Carbocations |
Chirality / Optical Activity |
Chromatography |
Ion Exchange |
NMR Spectroscopy |
Synthesis |
Thin Layer Chromatography |
Carbohydrates
Precision in Stereochemical Terminology  LeRoy G. Wade, Jr.
This article recommends that instructors use the precise terms asymmetric carbon atom and chirality center when they apply, and use the broader term stereocenter only when there is a need to include stereogenic atoms that are not chirality centers.
Wade, LeRoy G., Jr. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1793.
Chemical Technicians |
Diastereomers |
Enantiomers |
Stereochemistry |
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Chirality / Optical Activity
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Other Resources: First 3 results
Stereochemistry Tutorial  Nicola Burrmann
Master the concepts organic stereochemistry with this interactive tutorial. It includes definitions, different three dimensional representations, assigning priorities to stereocenters, and determining the stereochemical relationship between molecules. Each section is followed by a question set that tests knowledge and understanding.
Stereochemistry |
Chirality / Optical Activity
Properties of Alkanes  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Chirality / Optical Activity
Collection of Chiral Drug, Pesticide, and Fragrance Molecular Models  William F. Coleman
The article by Mannschreck, Kiessewetter, and von Angerer on the differential interactions between enantiomers and biological receptors (1) is the source for this month's Featured Molecules. Included in the molecule collection are all of the molecules described in the paper. In many instances we have included structures of multiple optical isomers of the same molecule so that students can not only see the forms that are active, but those that are less active, inactive, or act in an undesirable manner. These molecules will serve as good practice in determining optical configurations, and will also introduce additional forms of isomerism that students may be less familiar with than they are with R and S. Since multiple enantiomers and diastereomers are provided, students may use these molecules, together with an appropriate computational package, to verify that enantiomers have the same energy while diastereomers do not. The tuberculosis drug ethambutol provides an interesting case as both nitrogen atoms are also chiral as well as the two chiral carbon atoms. A calculation on a given structure will include the effect of that nitrogen chirality, although nitrogen inversion is expected to be quite rapid in this molecule. The conformations for the ethambutol molecules that are included here consider all four chiral atoms and are of the form (CNNC). A reasonable computational exercise would be to find the transition state for nitrogen inversion and the barrier height for that process. The supplemental material that is included with the featured article (1) includes a number of molecules that we will add to the collection as time permits. The result, including enantiomers and diastereomers, will be well over 200 additional molecules. A notice will appear in the JCE Featured Molecules column when this new set of molecules is available in JCE Online.
Chirality / Optical Activity |
Biosignaling
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