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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the AQA A-Level Chemistry: Practice and Study Guide course
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Atomic Structure
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Amount of Substance
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Bonding
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Periodicity
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Energetics
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Kinetics
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Equilibria
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Redox Reactions
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Extraction of Metals
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Haloalkanes
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Alkenes
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Alcohols
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Acids and Bases
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Carbonyl Group Compounds
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Aromatic Chemistry, Amines, Amino Acids & Polymers
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Structure Determination
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Thermodynamics
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Transition Metals
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Reactions of Inorganic Compounds in Aqueous Solution
- AQA A-Level Chemistry: Scientific Investigation
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