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Organic Chemistry & the Study of Carbon Compound Life Forms

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All of the following are properties of carbon, except:

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1. Which of the following is something organic chemists study?

2. The branch of chemistry that studies carbon-containing molecules is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The study of organic chemistry is critical to understanding carbon-based life, and the quiz/worksheet duo will test your knowledge about both subjects. The quiz questions are designed to see what you understand about carbon and the field that focuses on studying it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the assessment, you will be tested on the following:

  • The properties and function of carbon
  • Research topics organic chemists study
  • The study of carbon-containing molecules

Skills Practiced

Quantify your expertise in the use of these skills on the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about organic chemistry and carbon-based life from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of organic chemistry to understand what fields might require a solid grasp of it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the properties of carbon

Additional Learning

Push yourself to learn more by reviewing the accompanying lesson entitled Organic Chemistry & the Study of Carbon Compound Life Forms. You will find these objectives are covered in the lesson:

  • Differentiate the meaning of the word 'organic' in chemistry versus agricultural products
  • Understand why not all products containing carbon are studied in organic chemistry
  • Identify different shapes and structures that can be formed using carbon atoms
  • Define covalent bond
  • Know how much of the human body is composed of carbon
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