In this Introduction to Organic Compounds, Isomers and Chiral Centres, which is part of Unit 4 Area of Study 1 for VCE Chemistry, you will learn about:
- the carbon atom with reference to valence number, bond strength, stability of carbon bonds with other elements and the formation of isomers (structural and stereoisomers) to explain carbon compound diversity, including identification of chiral centres in optical isomers of simple organic compounds and distinction between cis- and trans- isomers in simple geometric isomers.
What are Isomers?
They are chemical compounds with the same chemical formula. They can fall into two categories, structural or stereoisomers.
This video will explain this concept.
Types of Structural Isomers
This video will explain chain isomerism.
This video will go through position isomerism.
This video will go through functional group isomerism.
Stereoisomers are the other type of isomers. Stereoisomers are essentially chemicals with the same chemical formula and structure but different orientations in space.
This video will go through the concept of chirality which is a determining factor in stereoisomerism.
This video will go through isomers and explore stereoisomerism.
This video will take you through classifications of organic compounds, the structures and properties of alkanes, isomers, and how to name an alkane by observing its structure.
Finding Chirality Centres
In this video below, you will discover how to find the chirality centres in a molecule.
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