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Chapter 3 Outline

Classification of Hydrocarbons (Review)

Nomenclature of Alkanes                 

Conformations of Alkanes     

          Newman Projections

Conformations of ethane

Origins of Torsional strain


          Cycloalkane Nomenclature     

Bicyclic Molecules

          Ring Strain and Cycloalkanes

Conformations of Cyclic Alkanes

Conformations of Monosubstituted Cyclohexanes

Full Chapter Resources

Book Chapters

          Chapter 3 from Carey and Sundberg

          A textbook chapter

          Conformations and isomers

Slide Presentations

          Great Univ of Wisc ppt file on alkanes

          Powerpoint File based on McMurray’s text

          Slide show

          Presentation covering all of alkanes

Web Pages

          Brief info on alkanes

          Information on alkanes from

          full coverage of alkanes


          Alkane video

          Introduction to alkanes video


          Alkane flashcards

Practice Problems

          Alkanes quiz

          Flashcards on nomenclature and conformations of alkanes and cycloalkanes