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Review of Atomic Orbitals

Review of Atomic Orbitals

June 7, 2017

[Note: the following article is intended as a quick review on atomic orbitals for students enrolled in an introductory organic chemistry class who are assumed to have taken general chemistry. It is by no means a compl…

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7 Factors That Stabilize Positive Charge in Organic Chemistry

7 Factors That Stabilize Positive Charge in Organic Chemistry

March 7, 2012

Just to clarify: make sure you’re familiar with how formal charge can lie before you read this. These factors determine the stability of “true” positive charges (i.e. low electron densities), not …

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From Gen Chem to Organic Chem, Pt. 2 – Electrons and Orbitals

From Gen Chem to Organic Chem, Pt. 2 – Electrons and Orbitals

July 14, 2010

[photo credit] An atom is (a little bit) like an Indian bus. This is how they work. You get in and find an empty seat. The seats fill up. Then people stand in the aisle. The aisle fills up. Then people get on the ro…

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