Other Organic Chemistry Resources


The resources at some of the following sites may require either the Chemscape ChimeTM plug-in, or the RasMol program, for viewing and manipulating molecular models. Another plug-in sometimes required is ShockwaveTM. Click on the appropriate links above to download the free software if necessary.


  • IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry - From the IUPAC; the complete rules of IUPAC nomenclature. For those who want every nitty-gritty detail about naming any possible organic compound!

  • Virtual Molecular Models - From Western Washington University; a large collection of molecules of many types that can be viewed and manipulated. Requires the Chime plug-in or the RasMol program.

  • Isomers of Organic Compounds, An Introduction - From Bridgewater State College; a tutorial on structural isomers and stereoisomers using molecular models. Requires the Chime plug-in.

  • Stereochemistry Online - From Colby College; optical isomers -- exercises in comparing structures to determine if they are stereoisomers, and in classifying them as to type. Requires the Chime plug-in.

  • Visual Aids for Organic Chemistry - From Colby College; organic chemistry demonstrations in the form of ShockwaveTM movies. Titles currently listed are "Orbitals", "Representing Compounds", "Alkane Physical Properties", "Cycloalkanes", "What is a dihedral angle?", "Stereochemistry", "Carbocationic Rearrangements", "Computational Chemistry", "SN1 vs. SN2", "Pinacol Rearrangement", "Mass Spectrometry", "Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution", "Aldehydes and Ketones", "Enolates", "alpha,beta-Unsaturated Carbonyls", and "Amines". Requires the Shockwave plug-in.

  • Organic Chemistry Help - From Frostburg State University, Maryland; tutorials, study guides for learning synthesis techniques and mechanisms, practice tests. For Organic I & II Students.

  • Spectroscopy Tutorial - Organic Chemistry Online, from University of Illinois, Chicago; tutorials on the practical applications of IR, NMR (1H and 13C), and mass spectroscopy to organic structure determination. Each of the techniques is reviewed and then practice problems in interpreting spectra are offered. For Organic II Students.

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