Lecture no. 8 from the course: Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Taught by Professor Ron B. Davis Jr. | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Turn now to cyclic alkanes, in which the closing of a loop of carbons forms a whole new class of alkanes with properties all their own. As you learn more about this new class of hydrocarbons, you’ll cover the phenomenon of ring strain, the equilibrium between chair conformers, and bicyclic hydrocarbons.