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MU Chemistry 210 WS97

Catalog
of Things-to-Study

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Structural Formulas

composition, molecular formula, structural formulas

internal coordinates

Lewis dot and Kekule dash structures

Calculation of formal charges

Partial charges and bond polarity due to electronegativity differences

drawing and weighing of resonance structures

Atomic Orbitals

quantum numbers, plane and spherical nodes, shapes

hybridization and geometrical consequences

Molecular Orbitals

Sigma and pi MOs, bonding and anti-bonding MOs

MO energy diagrams, construction of, filling with electrons

Ground and excited states

Conjugation

Structure Isomerism

Isomers due to different connectivity

Nomenclature of alkanes

Nomenclature of frequently occuring side chains

Nomenclature of simple functional groups.

Conformational Theory

Stereoisomers due to different orientation in space

Newman projections

eclipsed versus staggered

cis, trans, gauche

barriers in ethane, butane