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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.

Details at a Glance

  • 1 Day | 1 ~50 minute class period
  • 1 Activity
  • Accommodates unlimited classes, each with 12 groups of 2 students
  • All materials are non-consumable

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Organic Chemistry: Modeling Isomers

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Scientific Concepts

• 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

Guides & Student Sheets

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  • Full downloadable Teacher Guide with background information, detailed instruction, example data and answers
  • Downloadable Student Sheets with age appropriate background information, full procedure(s), and analysis questions
  • All materials necessary to carry out the investigation
  • Safety Data Sheets

Kit Components

  • 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

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