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Organic Chemistry Movies

These are movies are made using computer animations to help you understand key concepts and reactions.

Special thanks to John Winkler, resident computer wizard, for creating the next generation movies linked below

Alkane dynamics

Ethane, side view

Ethane, viewed as a Newman projection

Butane, side view

Octane, side view

Cyclohexane chair interconversion

Cyclohexane chair interconversion ball and stick


Hydrogen Bromide Addition

Bromination of an Alkene

Hydration of an Alkene

SN2 Substitution

E2 Elimination

Alkyne Anion Addition

Cyanohydrin Formation

Keto-Enol Equilibrium in Acid

Keto-Enol Equilibrium in Base

Acetal Formation

Fischer Esterification

Base Promoted Ester Hydrolysis




Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution


Endo Diels-Alder side view

Endo Diels-Alder bottom view

Endo Diels-Alder side and bottom views simultaneously