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A collection of information about some interesting organic and inorganic compounds, containing two dimensional and three-dimensional representations.

Last updated:  June 27, 2007

What's New?

Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers

Revised "Entering the Third Dimension" notes


Previous Updates:

Element Gallery:  Phosphorus, Sulfur, Zinc, Tin, Platinum, Mercury


Organic Functional Group Gallery


     Straight-Chain and Branched Alkanes


     Alkyl Halides


     Terpenes, Terpenoids, and Essential Oils






     The Chemistry of Vision


Aromatic Rings

     Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons


     Heterocyclic Aromatic Compounds







Element Gallery

Click on the element symbols below to see photographs of samples of
the element or some important compounds which the element is found in.
1A                       8A
H 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A 7A He
Li Be B C N O F Ne
Na Mg 3B 4B 5B 6B 7B 8B 1B 2B Al Si P S Cl Ar
K Ca Sc Ti V Cr Mn Fe Co Ni Cu Zn Ga Ge As Se Br Kr
Rb Sr Y Zr Nb Mo Tc Ru Rh Pd Ag Cd In Sn Sb Te I Xe
Cs Ba La Hf Ta W Re Os Ir Pt Au Hg Tl Pb Bi Po At Rn
Fr Ra Ac Rf Db Sg Bh Hs Mt Ds Rg Uub Uuq
Ce Pr Nd Pm Sm Eu Gd Tb Dy Ho Er Tm Yb Lu
Th Pa U Np Pu Am Cm Bk Cf Es Fm Md No Lr



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The three-dimensional structures for the molecules on these pages were drawn using CS Chem3D Pro (, using the CS MOPAC  Std semi-empirical computation tool.  These structures represent approximations (at best) to the actual three-dimensional shape of the molecule.  The images are saved as either Brookhaven Protein Data Bank files (*.pdb) or MDL MolFile (*.mol) formats, which can be viewed with a variety of molecular modeling programs.

If you are using Internet Explorer, the 3D structures can be viewed with the Chime plug-in ( or

For some reason, the plug-in does not install automatically into Netscape or Firefox.  To get around that, copy the Chime plug-in (npchime.dll) from the plug-ins folder in the Internet Explorer folder in the Program Files folder (c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\plugins) and copy it to the plug-ins folder in the Netscape or Firefox folder (c:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins), and it should work.

To enlarge the images, press the Shift button, click the left mouse button, and drag out.  Other viewing options are available by right-clicking on the image.

A stand-alone application called RasMol is also available (; this program can be used to view 3D structures which have been downloaded to your hard drive.

For almost all of the 3D images, I have made a separate link to the image file which opens the image in a new window, allowing the model to be enlarged more easily.


For questions, comments, or suggestions about this page, contact me at:
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Mr. Boudreaux's Main Page
Angelo State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry