Newman Projection Stereochemistry R & S Trick

Chirality/Stereochemistry Video Series: Video 7 Finding R and S configurations for non-traditional molecules can be somewhat tricky. This video teaches you how to quickly find configurations of molecules presented in a Newman Projection. Learn how to view the molecule and quickly assign priority WITHOUT the need to redraw into a sawhorse projection. (Watch on YouTube: […]

R and S Configuration using Cahn Ingold Prelog Priority Rules

Chirality/Stereochemistry Video Series: Video 2 Chiral carbons are identified as having 4 unique substituents. Finding the Absolute Configuration – R and S comes as a result of ranking and order substituents, specifically by noting the configuration of the top 3 groups. This video shows you how to prioritize substituents to find R and S configurations […]

Introduction to Stereochemistry Enantiomers and Chiral Molecules

Chirality/Stereochemistry Video Series: Video 1 Chirality is an exciting but potentially tricky topic in organic chemistry. Why? because it’s tough to visualize 2-dimensional drawings as a 3-dimensional structure. But don’t be like the thousands of students struggling with this topic. My chirality series will take you through this topic step by step to ensure that […]

SN2 Reaction Chirality and Mechanism of Bimolecular Substitution Part 2

SN1 SN2 E1 Series: Video 13 When starting with a chiral alkyl halide, the SN2 reaction will undergo a backside attack and thus an inversion in chirality. This video shows you a breakdown of the chiral inversion to help you understand how easily to identify chiral SN2 reaction products. (Watch on YouTube: SN2 Part 2. […]