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The Chemistry of Coffee  William F. Coleman
The paper Our Everyday Cup of Coffee: The Chemistry behind Its Magic by Marino Petracco provides a hearty blend of molecules for this month. The author deals with coffee at a number of different levels ranging from the economic and social to the still perplexing questions of flavor and aroma. The associated molecules demonstrate a range of structural features that students will benefit from examining in three dimensions.
Bioorganic Chemistry
Molecular Model of Tubocurarine  William F. Coleman
Curare, the Karib name for the plant from which this molecule is derived, is used in traditional South American medicine and hunting because it is a muscle relaxant. The three papers by Brunsvold and Ostercamp (1, 2, 3) provide us with an abundance of candidates for Featured Molecules this month. All of the major compounds highlighted in the papers, and many of the intermediates in the synthetic schemes, have been added to our collection. Students should note the structural similarities of the various barbiturate species and of the steroid-based compounds, as well as the interesting proto-cage structure of curare. Careful examination of the conformation of the alkyl groups in various of the molecules, when looked at as Newman projections, should convince students that their expectations about staggering substituents on adjacent tetrahedral-like carbon atoms are met in the computations. However, they should also be aware that recent work casts some doubt on the traditional explanation for that staggering (1). Charged species are presented in the collection in ionic form, without counterions (those are given in the papers), and all species except curare and atricurium besylate (molecule 40 in the third paper) were optimized at either HF/631-G(d) or B3LYP/631-G(d). The latter two molecules were optimized using HF/STO-3.
Bioorganic Chemistry
ChemPaths 104 M Feb 14  John W. Moore
Today in Chem 104: * Lecture: Review for Exam I (email questions or topics for discussion during the review session to Prof. Moore by 9am today) * No assigned reading for today. * Exam I on Wednesday Feb 16: Covers material through Feb 11; Biomolecules tutorials, Molecular Structure, Aspirin, and Biodiesel Labs.
Bioorganic Chemistry
The Elements of Life  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Bioorganic Chemistry
Carbon Compounds  
Volume 03, issue 13 of a series of leaflets covering subjects of interest to students of elementary chemistry distributed in 1929 - 1932.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes
Organic Compounds of Carbon  
Volume 04, issue 13 of a series of leaflets covering subjects of interest to students of elementary chemistry distributed in 1929 - 1932.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes
Carbon and Its Organic Compounds  
Volume 05, issue 13 of a series of leaflets covering subjects of interest to students of elementary chemistry distributed in 1929 - 1932.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes
Earth's Oldest Fossils  Ed Vitz
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Geochemistry
Properties of Organic Compounds and Other Covalent Substances in Astronomy  Robert Hetue
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Astrochemistry
Ketosis in Biology  Robert Hetue
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Aldehydes / Ketones |
Metabolism |
Bioorganic Chemistry
Molecular Models of Plant Hormones  William F. Coleman
The paper "Synthesis of Plant Auxin Derivatives and Their Effects on Ceratopteris richardii" by Corey E. Stilts and Roxanne Fisher describing an experiment begun in the organic labs and completed in a biochemistry cell biology lab provides the featured molecules for this month. The molecules in Figure 1 of that paper have been added to the collection. There is nothing particularly surprising about their structures, but students might be interested in seeing whether they can determine any structure/regulating effect relationships as the number of synthesized auxin derivatives grows. Additionally, students with little or no biochemistry background might wish to explore other systems that act as growth regulating hormones in plants, as an introduction to the variety of molecular structures that can display such bioactivity. Such molecules range from the very simple, ethene, to the adenine-derived cytokinins (an example of which, zealtin, is shown here) and the brassinosteroids. Brassinolide, a commonly occurring brassin, is also shown. These latter two structures have also been added to the molecule collection. All of the structures have been optimized at the HF/6-31G(d) level.
Synthesis |
Biological Cells |
Hormones |
Bioorganic Chemistry
Biomolecules (Netorials)  Rachel Bain, Mithra Biekmohamadi, Liana Lamont, Mike Miller, Rebecca Ottosen, John Todd, and David Shaw
Biomolecules: this is a resource in the collection "Netorials". This set of modules will provide you with a descriptive overview of the four major classes of biomolecules found in all living organisms: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. The Netorials cover selected topics in first-year chemistry including: Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Thermodynamics, Intermolecular Forces, Acids & Bases, Biomolecules, and Electrochemistry.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Carbohydrates |
Nucleic Acids / DNA / RNA |
Lipids |
Proteins / Peptides
The Reaction Rolodex; A Web-Based System for Learning Reactions in Organic Chemistry  Eric Mahan
This Web-based system of note cards has been developed to aid students in learning the vast number of reactions encountered in organic chemistry. A thorough knowledge of these reactions is essential for success in first- and second-semester organic chemistry courses. The reactions are organized by functional group and can be chosen from a menu at the left side of the Web page. Once a particular reaction has been selected, the main frame displays the reactant(s) and reagent(s) along with a question mark in place of the product. After considering the reaction as long as needed, the user can click the question mark to reveal the reaction product. Clicking the product will again hide the answer and regenerate the question mark so that the reaction can be practiced again. Selecting other reactions from the menu on the left allows them to be practiced in the same manner.
Reactions
Chemical Reactions (Netorials)  Rachel Bain, Mithra Biekmohamadi, Liana Lamont, Mike Miller, Rebecca Ottosen, John Todd, and David Shaw
Chemical Reactions: this is a resource in the collection "Netorials". The Netorials cover selected topics in first-year chemistry including: Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Thermodynamics, Intermolecular Forces, Acids & Bases, Biomolecules, and Electrochemistry.
Reactions
Spontaneous Processes and Molecular Probability  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Reactions
Rates of Spontaneous Processes  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Reactions
What Chemists Do  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Reactions
Chemical Reactions  American Chemical Society
ACS Science for Kids activities exploring chemical reactions.
Reactions
Energy and the Formation of Ions  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Reactions |
Thermodynamics
Le Chatelier's Principle  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Reactions |
Equilibrium
The Effect of a Change in Pressure  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Reactions |
Equilibrium
Alcohols  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Alcohols |
Addition Reactions
Named Reactions  Michael B. Smith
This Web site lists 95 of the most important named reactions in organic chemistry. Each is linked to a Web page that gives the primary reference and equations for one or more recent literature examples that illustrate the use of the reaction.
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Reactions
Named Reagents  Hans J. Reich
This convenient list provides structures of more than 160 common reagents used in organic chemistry that are often referred to by the originator's name, by an acronym, or by a trade name.
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Reactions
Bond Enthalpies and Exothermic or Endothermic Reactions  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Reactions
The Effect of Temperature  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Reactions |
Kinetic-Molecular Theory
Macroscopic and Microscopic Views of a Chemical Reaction  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Reactions |
Molecular Properties / Structure
Building  American Chemical Society
ACS Science for Kids activities exploring the chemistry behind building many everyday objects and structures.
Industrial Chemistry |
Physical Properties |
Reactions |
Consumer Chemistry
Chemical & Physical Change  American Chemical Society
Everything you see and touch has the ability to change. Sometimes substances change to form new substances. This is called a chemical change. Other times substances change but keep the same identity. This is called a physical change. Try these activities to learn more about chemical and physical change.
Acids / Bases |
Reactions |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Solutions / Solvents |
Consumer Chemistry
Graphing  American Chemical Society
ACS Science for Kids activities explore the aspects of recording scientific data and presenting that data in useful graphs.
Reactions |
Chemometrics |
Physical Properties |
Transport Properties |
Plant Chemistry
Toys-ACS Science for Kids  American Chemical Society
ACS Science for Kids activities explore how chemistry can be used to make toys.
Gases |
Polymerization |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Physical Properties |
Lipids |
Reactions
Air-Solids, Liquids & Gases  American Chemical Society
ACS Science for Kids activities explore the properties of gases.
Atmospheric Chemistry |
Acids / Bases |
Reactions |
Applications of Chemistry |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Gases
Characteristics of Materials  American Chemical Society
What makes diapers absorbent? Is peanut butter stickier than syrup or jelly? Strong, stretchy, sticky, or sweet—everything around us has special properties which make them unique. See if you can identify and compare the characteristics of materials.
Industrial Chemistry |
Physical Properties |
Reactions |
Consumer Chemistry |
Gases |
Carbohydrates |
Proteins / Peptides |
Crystals / Crystallography |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Plant Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments |
Lipids |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Applications of Chemistry |
Nutrition |
Acids / Bases |
Chromatography |
Magnetic Properties |
Metals |
Polymerization |
Solutions / Solvents |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Food Science