Sunday, January 30, 2011

Jean-Claude Bradley's links to e-resources for organic chemistry

An interesting e-resource page for undergraduate organic chemistry compiled by open science pioneer Jean-Claude Bradley.

I haven't gone through all the links yet, but my favorite so far is the chirality relationships exercise (number 10 on the list), where Jmol is used to ask chirality-related questions (NB: I could get this to load properly in Safari, but not Firefox or Chrome). 

I think this mirrors the "mental rotations", that experienced organic chemists do to answer such questions, quite accurately.  I'm not an experienced organic chemist, so I hope I didn't make too many mistakes in the screencast.