Structure & Reactivity in Chemistry


Introduction to Molecules

with problems contributed by Kate Graham

IM.1. Why molecules matter

IM.2. Lewis structures

IM.3. Lewis & multiple bonds

IM.4. Lewis & valence

IM.5. Lewis & formal charge

IM.6. Lewis & resonance

IM.7. Ionic bonds

IM.8. Line drawings

IM.9. Three dimensional drawings

IM10.  Other geometries

IM11.  Controversies in drawing structures

IM12.  Organic functional groups

IM13.  Common biological molecules

IM.14.  Drawing biological macromolecules

IM15.  Application Problems

IM16.   Solutions to problems


Appendix: Quick Guide to Common Organic Structural Features & Functional Groups


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