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Introduction to Organic Chemistry




Nomenclature

Empirical Formula ­ The simplest whole number ration in which the atoms in a compound combine
together

Molecular Formula ­ A formula that tells us the numbers of atoms of each different element that
make up a molecule of a compound

Structural Formula- A way…

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Structural Isomerism ­ Compounds with the same molecular formula, but different structural formula

Chain Isomers

When there are more than 3 carbon atoms in a chain, branching is possible

Changes chain length




Position Isomers

When the functional group is in a different position along the chain.…

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