Ch 16: AQA A-Level Chemistry: Aromatic Chemistry, Amines, Amino Acids & Polymers

About This Chapter

Looking through this chapter, you will be able to develop your understanding of aromatic chemistry, amines, amino acids and polymers. As a result of this studying, you will be better-prepared for the AQA A-Level Chemistry exam.

AQA A-Level Chemistry: Aromatic Chemistry, Amines, Amino Acids & Polymers - Chapter Summary

Prepare to ace some of the questions on the AQA A-Level Chemistry exam. The lessons in this chapter were put together to help you analyze certain components of chemistry such as amino acids and polymers. You will be able to review the following topics in the lessons:

  • Benzene
  • Aromatic compound
  • Electrophilic substitution
  • Nitration
  • Friedel-Crafts acylation reactions
  • Amine
  • Amino acids
  • The formation of protein from amino acids
  • Polymers
  • Functional groups

The lessons contain a lot of useful information about specific chemistry concepts in order to prepare you for the AQA A-Level Chemistry exam. In an effort to make your studying process interactive and effective, you will be taught these lessons by professional and knowledgeable instructors. Since this material can be a bit complicated, our instructors are here to answer any questions you may have in this chapter.

10 Lessons in Chapter 16: AQA A-Level Chemistry: Aromatic Chemistry, Amines, Amino Acids & Polymers
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Benzene? - Uses, Structure & Formula

1. What is Benzene? - Uses, Structure & Formula

Benzene is one of the most widely used chemicals involved in manufacturing products we use on a daily basis, such as detergents, plastic and rubber. In this lesson, we will learn more about the structure, formula and various uses of benzene.

What is an Aromatic Compound? - Definition & Example

2. What is an Aromatic Compound? - Definition & Example

The term 'aromatic' is used by chemists for substances with distinct odors. In this lesson, we will learn all about aromatic compounds, the features of such compounds' chemical structures, and Huckel's Rule.

Electrophilic Substitution & Aromatic Hydrocarbons

3. Electrophilic Substitution & Aromatic Hydrocarbons

In this lesson we will learn what happens when arenes and electrophiles react, and how electrophilic substitutions occur. We will also look at an example of electrophilic substitution.

Nitration: Reaction & Products

4. Nitration: Reaction & Products

In this lesson we will learn about an important reaction in organic chemistry known as nitration. In addition to exploring the reaction mechanism, we will get some practical application of these building blocks and explore what they can be used for.

Friedel-Crafts Acylation Reactions in Synthesis

5. Friedel-Crafts Acylation Reactions in Synthesis

Aromatic compounds are important biological compounds, but it is difficult to see reactions occur on them. Friedel-Crafts Acylation are one type of reaction that can occur on aromatic compounds.

Amine: Definition, Structure, Reactions & Formula

6. Amine: Definition, Structure, Reactions & Formula

What does the fried fish you eat and dog poop have in common? The answer is amines. In this lesson, we will learn about the chemical structure of amines and how they react.

What Are Amino Acids? - Definition & Structure

7. What Are Amino Acids? - Definition & Structure

Your body cannot function without proteins, and in order to build all these important proteins, your body needs amino acids. In this lesson, learn what amino acids are and what they look like. Then test your new knowledge with a short quiz.

How Amino Acids Form Protein

8. How Amino Acids Form Protein

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Learn about the basic structure of an amino acid and how the molecules bond together through peptide bonds using a process called a dehydration synthesis reaction.

What Are Polymers? - Properties, Applications & Examples

9. What Are Polymers? - Properties, Applications & Examples

Polymers are huge molecules that are encountered in nature as well as in our modern technology. This lesson introduces students to polymers, their properties, and some of the many ways polymers are found in the modern world.

Functional Groups in Organic Synthesis & Analysis

10. Functional Groups in Organic Synthesis & Analysis

This lesson is an introduction to functional groups in organic synthesis. Examples of functional groups in everyday life are given. A method for identifying functional groups is also discussed and applied to organic synthesis.

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