The following pages require the Chemscape ChimeTM plug-in installed in a compatible browser to allow viewing and manipulating molecular models. If you can see a molecular model displayed on a black background to the right, you have the plug-in correctly installed already. If not, click on the links above to visit the Chime plug-in and/or the instruction sites. Follow the installer instructions and restart the browser. You should then be able to see and manipulate the molecular model.

Practice manipulating the model: put the mouse pointer over the model window, hold down the mouse button (left mouse button under Windows) and move the pointer to rotate the model manually; do the same thing while simultaneously holding down the "Shift" key to "zoom" the model; hold down the mouse button without moving it (click the right button under Windows) to bring up a menu that allows you to change the display type, select display options, and start/stop continuous rotation of the model -- try them.

Then explore conformations of organic compounds using these cybermodels in the following tutorials. Also, try using the "Cybermodel Viewer" for side-by-side comparisons of organic molecules and the "Animation Player" for running molecular animations of conformation changes and of reactions.

Tutorials on Conformations of:
  • Alkanes
  • Cyclohexane & Other Cycloalkanes
  • Substituted Cyclohexanes
  • Go to:
  • Cybermodel Viewer
  • Animation Player
  • Return to Organic Chemistry Resources

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