General Chemistry

Additional Links:

  • Naming Coordination Compounds summarizes the steps and provides examples of naming compounds containing coordination complexes.
  • For additional information on hemoglobin, see the hemoglobin tutorial by Eric Martz of the University of Massachusetts.

Note: You will use Jmol to view this tutorial.

  • To learn about porphyrin and other chelating agents, see this "Chemical of the Week" site from the University of Wisconsin.
  • Another porphyrin molecule, similar to heme but containing Mg rather than Fe as the central atom, is chlorophyll. You can learn about the structure , function, and spectroscopy of chlorophyll from this site. (Note: You will be studying chlorophyll in lab at the beginning of Chemistry 152.)


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