to the Stereochemistry Online Page at Colby College
The following exercises
were developed by Professor Thomas Poon (now at Claremont-McKenna College)
and Professor Emeritus Bradford Mundy (Colby College)
This web page is designed to help students of Organic Chemistry understand some concepts of stereochemistry. This is accomplished using the two types of exercises provided. One involves the classification of a given molecule as either chiral, achiral, or meso (click on the word to learn what it means). The other exercise involves the comparison of two molecules, and the determination of their relationship as enantiomers, diastereomers, constitutional isomers, non-isomers, or identical compounds.
The unique and hopefully helpful feature of these exercises is the ability to
control the spatial orientation of each molecule. This is done using the Chemscape
ChimeTM plug-in for Netscape NavigatorTM.
If you can see the rotating molecule below, you already have the plug-in installed.
Otherwise, click here
to visit the ChimeTM plug-in site . Follow
the installer instructions and then restart Netscape (or another frames-capable
browser). You should then be able to see the rotating molecule below.
Click in the appropriate table to attempt one of the stereochemistry problems:
Back to CH241(F)
Back to Colby Chemistry
Back to Colby College