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Organic Chemistry: Modeling Isomers

kit #133

Complex organic compounds are easier to understand when students have a working knowledge of structure and not just the formula. The seven activities in this Lab-Aid direct the students to draw and construct a number of structural and stereo isomers. Sometimes two different organic compounds having the same formula must be identified by their structures. The students build models of structural isomerism in hydrocarbons, alcohol, and aromatic derivatives. Stereo isomerism is demonstrated by the student with the construction of models of cis, trans and optical isomers. Twelve complete sets of molecular model components are provided, one for each group of two students. An additional set of molecular model components is available as ADD A GROUP item #133EL.


  • Relate 2-dimensional formulas to construction of 3-dimensional models
  • Construct models of structural isomerism in hydrocarbons, alcohol and aromatic derivatives
  • Observe stereo isomerism by constructing models of cis, trans, and optical isomers

Content List in Organic Chemistry: Modeling Isomers is as follows:

Quantity Description
1 Teacher’s Guide
36 Student Worksheets and Guides
12 Packages containing: 6 Carbon plastic tetrahedral centers (black), 3 Oxygen double-bonded atoms (blue), 4 Chlorine plastic atoms (green), 12 Hydrogen plastic atoms (white), 16 Covalent plastic bonds
Recommended number of students
maximum 24 at the same time
Number of groups
maximum 12 at the same time

To complete this kit requires one ~50-minute class period.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Organic Chemistry: Modeling Isomers 133 $123.55
ADD A GROUP for Organic Chemistry: Modeling Isomers 133EL $10.40