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- Definitions for functional groups
- Monomers and polymers
- Structure and function of carbohydrates
- Structure and function of lipids
- Structure and function of proteins and amino acids
- Polymerization and peptide bonds
- Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins
1. Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups
If you've ever wondered what gives vinegar that sour flavor, you may not realize that you have contemplated functional groups. View this lesson for an introduction to organic chemistry, functional groups and how they are part of your daily life.
2. Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers
From everyday man-made items like milk jugs and styrofoam to natural proteins and plant materials, the world is full of polymers! Check out this lesson to learn how polymers are constructed on a molecular level.
3. Structure and Function of Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are found in many foods that we eat and may be found as sugars, starches, or fiber. Learn more about these three distinct types of carbohydrates, and how they are distinguished through their chemical structures in this lesson.
4. Structure and Function of Lipids
Molecules called lipids have long hydrocarbon chains that determine the way they act. They can be fats, oils, or hormones, and even exist in our cell membranes. Learn more about the chemical structure and biological function of various lipids in this lesson.
5. Proteins I: Structure and Function
We need our proteins, not just as a major food group but for the many useful roles that they play in our bodies. In our introductory lesson to proteins, you'll learn about the many functions we rely on them to perform.
6. Proteins III: Structure and Characteristics of the 20 Amino Acids
How do amino acids form the intricate polypeptide chains found in proteins? It's a matter of chemistry. Join glycine, a special amino acid, as she sizes up the other amino acids.
7. Proteins II: Amino Acids, Polymerization and Peptide Bonds
In this lesson, we'll take a deeper look at amino acids. You'll learn what makes a peptide, and what separates a protein from other kinds of amino acid bonds.
8. Proteins IV: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure
How is progressing through higher order protein structures like crafting an essay? In this lesson, you'll explore everything from quaternary structures to denaturation as we show how the different structures are intertwined.
9. What is Hydrocarbon? - Definition, Formula & Compounds
Hydrocarbons are organic compounds that are made of only hydrogen and carbon atoms. They are found in many places, including crude oil and natural gas. Learn the different forms of these simple, yet varied, organic compounds.
10. Amino Group: Definition, Structure & Formula
The amino group is one of several nitrogen-containing functional groups found in organic molecules. We'll start with a review of the structure of ammonia and then look at the structure and formulas of different kinds of amines.
11. Carbonyl Group: Properties & Overview
Carbonyl has many friends in organic chemistry, including aldehyde and ketone. Continue reading to learn about the carbonyl group and to find out what makes it so popular.
12. Ester Group: Structure & Overview
In this lesson, you will learn about the structure of an ester. You will also learn about some common uses for esters in chemistry and your everyday life.
13. Ethane: Structure, Uses & Formula
Some of us use natural gas in our homes as fuel. Did you know that ethane is one of the components of natural gas? Ethane has many other uses as well. In this lesson, we will learn more about the formula, structure, and various uses of ethane.
14. What is a Carbon Skeleton?
Have you ever seen a chemical formula that looks like an awesome stick drawing? If you have ever wondered what those sticks mean in chemistry, continuing reading to learn more about carbon skeletons.
15. Protein Molecules: Functions, Structure & Examples
Protein molecules are large organic molecules found in living organisms. They serve a wide variety of functions, including structure, transport and defense. Learn more about these molecules in this lesson and take a quiz at the end.
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