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Chemistry 303: Chemical Properties

Physical Properties

The Chem 303 lab assignment highlights two sources for locating chemical property information.

⇒⇒ See the CRC Handbook Physical Constants of Organic Compounds overview for abbreviations.

Additional sources for chemical property data include:

Looking up Chemicals

When looking up chemicals in an alphabetic list, ignore any numbers or letters that determine location, such as 2,3-, o-, Z-, or iso-.  Only when you find the main compound and have to distinguish between isomers do you use these.

Then, take the pieces of the chemical name and run them altogether as one word, so 1-bromo-4-nitrobenzene becomes bromonitrobenzene.  When you get to the bromonitrobenzenes, then find the 1,4- among the other isomers.