Drawing Guide - 3 unless otherwise noted The kind of...

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A Guide to Drawing Organic Structures There are many interchangeable ways an organic structure may be drawn. This guide is an attempt to clarify this area and show you "chemist's shorthand," a convenient and fast way to draw organic molecules. The molecule 2-octanone may be drawn in several equivalent ways (shown below). The most preferable way is shown in "E" in which the hydrogens are left out and just assumed to be there to fill out the valences of carbon. Only non-hydrogen atoms are shown and every place there is an "angle" or "bend" is assumed to be a carbon atom unless otherwise noted. The end of a "line" is assumed to be a methyl group (CH
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Unformatted text preview: 3 ) unless otherwise noted. The kind of notation shown in "E" is the same as that commonly used to draw cyclic structures like. .... Accurate and unambiguous drawing of structures is a challenge that can be overcome by practice and will help give you the ability to visualize objects in 3-dimensions. So. .....--- A firm basis for understanding Organic Chemistry is a solid knowledge of basic organic molecular structure. --- The ability to draw structures clearly, neatly and unambiguously should not be underestimated....
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course CHEM 140C 674224 taught by Professor Albizati during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.

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