Methane, ethane, propane, butane . . . by the time you get to five carbons you might have some pent up frustration. By six carbons you might even believe that you are hexed! Don’t worry though, you’ll feel sane again once Sal shows you how to name alkanes in this tutorial.
Do you speak the language of organic chemistry? Nomenclature running rings around you? Feel like the victim of a vicious cycle? In this tutorial, we will learn how to be fluent in naming alkanes, cycloalkanes, and bicyclic compounds.
The properties of organic molecules depend on the structure, and knowing the names of organic compounds allow us to communicate with other chemists. We'll be learning about different aspects of molecular structure, including common functional groups and conformations.