Ch 4: Campbell Biology Chapter 4: Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life

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The Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life chapter of this Campbell Biology Textbook Companion course helps students learn the essential biology lessons of the molecular diversity of life. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Campbell Biology's Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the topics on the molecular diversity of life that you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Types of functional groups
  • Monomers and polymers
  • Types of hydrocarbons
  • Functional groups and properties of organic compounds
  • Structure and function of ATP

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5 Lessons in Chapter 4: Campbell Biology Chapter 4: Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life
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Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups

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.

Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers

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.

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.

ATP: Definition & Molecules

5. ATP: Definition & Molecules

ATP is the molecule that fuels life. It is where our cells get the energy needed to perform their tasks. This lesson will define ATP, explain its structure, and briefly outline how it works.

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