Organic Chemistry Animations

Introduction to Animated Molecular Orbitals

Animated Molecular Orbitals are a new way to view Chemical Reactions.

Each reaction shows how important orbitals(Intrinsic Bonding Orbtials) change during a reaction.

These animations can be used to help understand curly arrow mechanism.

Use the examples below to understand how these animations work and how they can help you understand reactions in more depth.

Pages with these Animated Molecular Orbtials will have a button underneath the viewer like so.

Use your scroll wheel to enlarge and shrink the models, right clicking the mouse (Control-click MacOS) over the resizeable Jmol screen will give additional options and features that can be explored for the reaction.

Example 1 - A Simple Sn2


Background Colour:

Sn2

Example 2 - [1,5] Hydrogen Shift


Background Colour:

Sn2