CHEM 101L Chapter Notes - Chapter 4.1: Sulfur, Benzene

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CHEM 101: Structures of Organic Compounds
The knowledge of this section will help understand the relationship between
organic elements and help in your understanding of Organic Chemistry
(CHEM 331/L)
In Organic Compounds, the main classification comes from the root of its
structure. If you don’t know how to draw the structure and understand what
makes this compound this particular compound, then you are going to be in
trouble for this course. Organic compounds are classified as any element that
contains ONLY C, H, N, S, and O.
Let’s start with carbon atoms. Because carbon is an element with 4 valence
electrons, it’s charge can either be positive or negative and its charge
distribution is even throughout most organic compounds, and as such create
hexagonal structures when simply put together:
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