Dipoles and Electrostatic Surfaces

Examples of Unsaturated Molecules

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benzene ethene acetylene allene methyl vinyl ketone acetone

Click the structures to load examples of pi-bonding in alkenes, alkynes and aromatics and conjugation (or not) with ketones

More molecules: Small Polar | Conjugated | Lone Pair Conjugation | Carbonyl Hydration