Isomers of Organic Compounds, An Introduction
Table of Contents
Using this Presentation (Please read carefully!)
Stereoisomers in Molecules with One Chiral Center
Absolute Configuration and Stereochemical Nomenclature
Stereoisomers in Molecules with Two Chiral Centers
Drawing three dimensional (3-D) structures on paper.
Using this Presentation
This presentation is designed for use with Netscape 2.0 or higher and requires the Chime "plugin" for Netscape.
The Chime plugin for Netscape is written and distributed by MDL Information Systems, Inc. This plugin allows Netscape to display "live" (i.e. viewer manipulatable) chemical structures within a web document. You may obtain a copy by clicking here:
Shown below is a "live" representation of methane, if you have properly installed Chime into your copy of Netscape you should be able to rotate this model by (left) clicking and dragging it. Right clicking (for Windows users) or clicking and holding (for Mac users) will bring up a menu with options for further manipulating the structure.
Here is a "live" image of methane: