Ch 5: AQA A-Level Chemistry: Basics of Organic Chemistry

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Enhance your studies for AQA A-Level Chemistry test by brushing up on your knowledge of the basics of organic chemistry. Review lively lessons and take short quizzes to make sure you're ready for questions on the day of the exam.

AQA A-Level Chemistry: Basics of Organic Chemistry - Chapter Summary

In this chapter is the comprehensive overview of the basics of organic chemistry you need to succeed on the AQA A-Level Chemistry test. Get reacquainted with concepts you haven't explored in a while to ensure you're prepared for the following on the exam:

  • Describing organic chemistry nomenclature and organic molecules
  • Discussing intramolecular bonding and identification of organic and inorganic macromolecules
  • Explaining functional groups in organic molecules
  • Defining hydrocarbon, combustion reaction and air pollution
  • Sharing how to write and balance combustion reactions
  • Providing details about fossil fuels, greenhouse gases and global warning

Expert instructors provide in-depth analyses of organic chemistry to make sure you're prepared to address the subject area on the exam. Watch video lessons or access text lessons as often as needed until you fully comprehend related concepts. Take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to test your comprehension of the lessons. If you have questions about topics covered in this chapter, feel free to send them to our experts.

9 Lessons in Chapter 5: AQA A-Level Chemistry: Basics of Organic Chemistry
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Organic Chemistry Nomenclature

1. Organic Chemistry Nomenclature

Organic chemistry nomenclature often sounds scary, but it's not so bad. This lesson will focus on naming alkanes, alkenes, and side chains so you can get your foot in the door in understanding organic chemistry.

Intramolecular Bonding and Identification of Organic and Inorganic Macromolecules

2. Intramolecular Bonding and Identification of Organic and Inorganic Macromolecules

Understand what a macromolecule is and be able to identify both organic and inorganic macromolecules. Organic molecules include proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids.

Organic Molecules: Alkanes, Alkenes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Isomers

3. Organic Molecules: Alkanes, Alkenes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Isomers

Learn more about carbon and hydrogen and see how these atoms come together to form distinct molecules. Also, study the difference between saturated and unsaturated molecules.

Functional Groups in Organic Molecules

4. Functional Groups in Organic Molecules

Learn what an organic compound is and how their functional groups affect them. Identify the different types of functional groups including alcohols, alkyl halides, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, carboxylic acids and esters.

What is Hydrocarbon? - Definition, Formula & Compounds

5. 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.

Combustion Reaction: Definition & Examples

6. Combustion Reaction: Definition & Examples

Chemical reactions occur every day. Some of them are quite useful to us. In this lesson, you will learn about chemical reactions that are known as combustion reactions.

Writing and Balancing Combustion Reactions

7. Writing and Balancing Combustion Reactions

Discover what a combustion reaction is as well as what reactants are needed and what products are produced. Learn to write and balance a combustion reaction. Through the concepts of bond energies, learn how to explain why combustion reactions are largely exothermic.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

8. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming

9. Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming

In this video lesson, you'll learn what roles fossil fuels and greenhouse gases play in global warming, as well as what life on Earth can expect due to rising carbon dioxide levels within Earth's atmosphere.

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