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Chemical & Molecular Structures

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Molecules with Strange or Silly Names
Molecules don't always have long alphabet-soup names. Chemists have a sense of humor. Sometimes molecules have amusing names. Here are some examples of molecules with funny, strange, or silly names.

Functional Groups
Functional groups are groups of atoms found within molecules that are involved in the chemical reactions characteristic of those molecules. Functional groups can pertain to any molecules, but you will usually hear about them in the context of organic chemistry.

Steroid Molecular Structures
See the molecular structures of steroids.

Terpene Chemical Structures
Terpene Chemical Structures

Chemical Structures Starting with the Numbers 0-9
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter A
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter B
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter C
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter D
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter E
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter F
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter G
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter H
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter I
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter J
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter J
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter L
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter M
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter N
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter O
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter P
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter Q
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter R
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter S
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter T
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter U
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter V
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter W
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter X
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter Y
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Chemical Structures Starting with the Letter Z
See chemical and molecular structures. These are structures having names starting with the letter Z.

(Z)-2-methyl-2-butenoic acid
Molecular structure.

1,2,3-Triazole
Ring structure.

1,2-Diazole
Ring structure.

1,2-Pyran
Ring structure.

1,3-Diazole
Molecular structure.

1,3-Isodiazole
Ring structure.

2'-deoxyuridine-5'-monophosphate
Molecular structure.

2,2,4-Trimethylpentane
Molecular structure.

2,2-dimethylpropane
Molecular structure.

2-Hydroxybenzoic Acid
Molecular structure.

2-Isoimidazole
Molecular structure.

2-Methylbutane

3,4,4,5-tetramethylcyclohexa-2,5-dienone
Molecular structure.

3,5-dimethoxybenzoic acid
Molecular structure.

3-Methylbutanoic Acid
Molecular structure.

4-(1-propenyl)phenol
Molecular structure.

Acetic Acid
Molecular structure.

Acetic Anhydride
Molecular structure of acetic anhydride.

Acetylcholine
Molecular structure.

Acetylene
Molecular structure.

Acetylsalicylic Acid
Molecular structure of the drug aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid.

Acrylonitrile
Molecular structure.

Adenine
Molecular structure.

Adenosine
Molecular structure.

Adipic Acid
Molecular structure.

Alanine
Molecular structure.

Alcohol Functional Group
Molecular structure.

Aldehyde Functional Group
Chemical structure.

Amide Functional Group
Chemical structure.

Amine Functional Group
Chemical structure.

Amino Acid - General Structure
General molecular structure.

Amino Acid Chirality
Example using serine.

Angelic acid.
Molecular structure.

Anol
Molecular structure.

Anthracene
Molecular structure.

Arginine
Molecular structure.

Asparagine
Molecular structure.

Aspartic Acid
Molecular structure.

Aspirin Molecular Structure
Molecular structure of the drug aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid.

Azimethylene
Ring structure.

Azole
Ring structure.

Basketane
Basketane fused ring structure.

BARF
Molecular structure.

Benzene
Ring structure.

Benzoic Acid
Molecular structure.

Beryllium Fluoride
Molecular structure.

Beta Carotene
Molecular structure.

BHA - butylated hydroxyanisole
Molecular structure.

BHT - butylated hydroxytoluene
Molecular structure.

Broken Windowpane
Molecular structure.

Caffeine
Molecular structure for caffeine.

Carbon Dioxide
Molecular structure.

Carboxylic Acid Functional Group
Chemical structure.

Chlorophyll
Molecular structure.

Cholesterol
Molecular structure.

Choline
Molecular structure.

Corticol
Molecular structure.

Cortisone
Molecular structure.

CPPO Chemiluminescence
Molecular structure and reaction.

Cyanidin - An Anthocyanidin
Molecular structure.

Cyclobutane
Ring structure.

Cyclopentadiene
Cyclopentadiene ring structure.

Cyclopentane
Ring structure.

Cyclopropane
Ring structure.

Cysteine
Molecular structure.

Cytidine
Molecular structure.

DAMN
Molecular structure.

DEAD - diethyl azodicarboxylate
Molecular structure.

DEAD - diethyl azodicarboxylate
Facts and structure for this molecule with a strange acronym.

DEET
Molecular structure.

Diaminomaleonitrile
Molecular structure.

Diazomethane
Ring structure.

Diethyl-3-Methyl-Benzamide
Molecular structure.

Dimethyltoluamide
Molecular structure.

Diphenylpropene
Ring structure.

Diurea
Molecular structure.

dUMP
Molecular structure.

Esarine
Molecular structure.

Ester Functional Group
Chemical structure.

Ethanedioic Acid
Molecular structure.

Ethanoic Acid
Molecular structure.

Ether Functional Group
Chemical structure.

Ethylbenzene
Molecular structure.

Ethylene
Molecular structure.

Fenestrane
Molecular structure.

Flavol
Molecular structure.

Flavone
Molecular structure.

Formic Acid
Molecular structure.

Furan
Ring structure.

Germylene
Information about this radical with a strange name.

Glutamic Acid
Molecular structure.

Glutamine
Molecular structure.

Glycerol
Molecular structure.

Glycine
Molecular structure.

Glyoxaline
Ring structure.

Guanine
Molecular structure.

Guanosine
Molecular structure.

Heptane
Molecular structure.

Hexanedioic Acid
Molecular structure.

Histidine
Molecular structure.

Imidazole
Molecular structure.

Isoazole
Ring structure.

Isooctane
Molecular structure.

Isoprene
Molecular structure.

Isopyrrole
Ring structure.

Ketone Functional Group
Chemical structure.

Leucine
Molecular structure.

Lidocaine
Molecular structure.

Lycopene
Molecular structure.

Lysine
Molecular structure.

Magic Acid
Learn more about an acid so strong, it's 'magic'!

Malathion
Molecular structure.

Malonic Acid
Molecular structure.

Methanoic Acid
Molecular structure.

Methionine
Molecular structure.

Methyl Methacrylate
Molecular structure.

Microlite
Does this term refer to something very small and very light? Probably not! Learn more about microlite.

N,N'-dicarbamoylhydrazine
Molecular structure.

Naphthalene
Molecular structure.

Nepetalactone
Molecular structure.

Ovalene
Molecular structure.

Oxalic Acid
Molecular structure.

Oxazole
Ring structure.

PABA - para-aminobenzoic acid

Parathion
Molecular structure.

Penguinone
Molecular structure.

Pentane
Molecular structure.

Periodic Acid
Learn a bit about this chemical that sounds related to the periodic table (but isn't).

Phenanthrene
Ring structure.

Phenylalanine
Molecular structure.

Physostigmine
Molecular structure.

Porphyrin
Ring structure.

Proline
Molecular structure.

Propanedioic Acid
Molecular structure.

Propanoic Acid
Molecular structure.

Propylene
Molecular structure.

Pyrazole
Ring structure.

Pyrrole
Ring structure.

Riboflavin
Molecular structure.

Ribose
Molecular structure.

Salicylic Acid
Molecular structure.

Sarin
Molecular structure.

Serine
Molecular structure.

SEX
Molecular structure.

Snoutane
Ring structure for the molecule named snoutane.

Sodium Ethyl Xanthate
Molecular structure.

Styrene
Molecular structure.

Sucrose
Molecular structure.

Tabun
Molecular structure.

TCPO Chemiluminescence Reaction
Structure and reaction.

Technetium Cow
No, this isn't a type of radioactive bovine! Find out what a 'cow' is and how it is 'milked' to yield a desired radionuclide.

Tetrafluoroethylene
Molecular structure.

Theobromine
Molecular structure.

Thiofuran
Ring structure.

Thiophene
Ring structure.

Threonine
Molecular structure.

Thujone Structure
Molecular structure of thujone, a terpene found in the plant wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and the liqueur absinthe.

Thymine
Molecular structure.

Toluene
Ring structure.

Tripentafluorophenylborane
Molecular structure.

Tryptophan
Molecular structure.

Tyrosine
Molecular structure.

Uracil
Molecular structure.

Uranate
Information about this molecule with a strange name.

Uridine
Molecular structure.

Valine
Molecular structure.

Vanillin - Artificial Vanilla Flavoring
Molecular structure.

Vinyl Chloride
Molecular structure.

Warfarin
Molecular structure.

Cytosine
Molecular structure.

Windowpane
Molecular structure.

Xanthophyll
Molecular structure.

Xylene
Ring structures.

Chemical Structure of Butenol
This is the chemical structure of butenol.

Propanethione Chemical Structure
This is the chemical structure of propanethione.

Acetaldehyde Ammonia Trimer Chemical Structure
Acetaldehyde ammonia trimer chemical structure.

Fluoroform Chemical Structure
Fluoroform Chemical Structure

Butyric Acid Chemical Structure
This is the chemical structure of butyric acid.

Methylenetriphenylphosphorane Chemical Structure
This is the chemical structure of methylene(triphenyl)phosphorane.

Acetyl Chloride Chemical Structure
This is the chemical structure of acetyl chloride.

Dimethylamine Hydrochloride Structure
This is a structure for dimethylamine hydrochloride.

Amoxicillin Chemical Structure
This is the chemical structure for amoxicillin.

Pentalene Chemical Structure
This is the chemical structure of pentalene.

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