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Chemistry the Central Science
Dr. Richard Spinney

OSU Dept of Chemistry
OSU Dept. of Chemistry

Chemistry the Central Science

Introductory Organic Chemistry Resources

The Chemical Dictionary An OnLine Chemical Dictionary, at the moment focusing on Organic Chemistry.
Drawing 2D structures A Guide to drawing 2D structures for Organic Chemistry.
Converting between 2D & 3D structures A series of exercises to help develop your ablility to see the 3D shape of 2D drawings. Now includes the Molecular Playground.
Learn to SMILE An introduction to using the JME applet. This site makes use of the JME Editor courtesy of Peter Ertl, Novartis.
Basic Organic Nomenclature
The 1978 conventions i.e. 2-butene
anaglyph glassess An introduction to Organic Nomenclature suitable for Introductory Organic Chemistry, including numerous online quizzes. This site makes use of the JME Editor courtesy of Peter Ertl, Novartis. If you are not familiar with this applet check this link.
Basic Organic Nomenclature II
The 1993 conventions i.e. but-2-ene
anaglyph glassess An introduction to Organic Nomenclature suitable for Introductory Organic Chemistry, including numerous online quizzes. This site makes use of the JME Editor courtesy of Peter Ertl, Novartis. If you are not familiar with this applet check this link.
Draw the structure of an organic compound An online quiz to test your knowledge of nomenclature. This site makes use of the JME Editor courtesy of Peter Ertl, Novartis. If you are not familiar with this applet check this link.
Structure Determination Organic Structure determination using Spectroscopy. Given the IR, MS, H-NMR and 13C-NMR determine the structure of an unknown organic molecule. This site makes use of the JME Editor courtesy of Peter Ertl, Novartis. If you are not familiar with this applet check this link.
Chemical Reaction Drills Chemical Reaction Drills are a series ofexercises on organic chemical reactions.
Organic Reactions/Reagents Organic Chemistry Reactions/Reagents is a list of the common reactions/reagents used in organic chemical reactions (including links to detailed examples).
Animated Spectra A growing collection of Animated Spectra (IR, H-NMR, 13C-NMR, MS) of common Organic Compounds (using Jmol and Jspecview, requires JAVA 1.6).
Spectroscopy
anaglyph glassess An introduction to IR, NMR and UV-Vis Spectroscopy (using Jmol and Jspecview, requires JAVA 1.6).
Spectra Database A growing collection of Spectra (IR, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, MS) of common Organic Compounds (using Jspecview, requires JAVA 1.6).
Symmetry in Organic Molecules A visual guide to Symmetry Operators in Organic Molecules using Jmol (or Chime)
Point Groups for Organic Molecules A visual guide to the common Point Groups in Organic Molecules. (updated using Jmol)
Carey 4th Carey 5th
Carey 6th Carey 7th
anaglyph glassess Local Access Only The Carey OLC, an e-textbook on Organic Chemistry (editions 4 - 7). Includes 3D structures, reaction animations, on-line tutorials and tests. This site makes use of the JME Editor courtesy of Peter Ertl, Novartis. If you are not familiar with this applet check this link. It also uses both Jmol (see this introduction if you are not familiar with Jmol) and Jspecview, and requires JAVA 1.6.
Organic Chemistry Pre-labs Access to the Organic Chemistry Pre/Post-lab forms and Stoichiometry Practise
Organic Chemistry Links to useful Organic Chemistry sites on the web