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Organic Chemistry GIFS – Resonance Forms

Last updated: August 27th, 2021 |

Organic Chemistry GIFS: Some Animated GIFS Of Curved Arrow Notation In Interconverting Resonance Forms

GIFS are perfectly suited to showing curved arrow animations in organic chemistry.

This post is kind of a clearing house of various GIFS that have been made in collaboration with @jctran to illustrate the interconversion of resonance forms, and will be updated as new ones are made.

Note to instructors: these GIFS may be used free of charge for educational purposes. GIPHY should give you an embed code. Suggestions welcome.

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Table Of Contents

  1. Acetate Ion
  2. Ozone
  3. 1,3-Butadiene
  4. Allyl Cation
  5. Allyl Radical
  6. Allyl Anion
  7. Enolate
  8. Amide
  9. Enamine
  10. Carbonyl
  11. Alpha beta unsaturated ketone
  12. Benzene

1. Acetate Ion

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2. Ozone

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3. 1,3-Butadiene

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4. Allyl Cation

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5. Allyl Radical

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6. Allyl Anion

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7. Enolate

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8. Carbonyl

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9. Amide

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10.Enamine

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11. Alpha, Beta Unsaturated Ketone (Enone)

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12. Benzene

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4 thoughts on “Organic Chemistry GIFS – Resonance Forms

  1. Hello!

    I love your material and send my students to your website all the time! I was curious if it is OK to also use these gifs in my tutoring packets I give students (since I charge when I tutor).? Also, is there a way to slow down the gif a little. I think it is a little too fast for students to process. Your content is amazing as always and I am in awe of your talent!

    1. Hi Michelle – yes, of course, anything non-paywalled I’m happy for you to use.

      Re: slowing down, it is possible, but then I run into problems with GIPHY not liking GIFS that are over a certain length threshold… by having them on loop, hopefully students can process them if they see them enough?

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