Ch 1: Carboxilic Acids & Related Compounds

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Improve your performance in chemistry by mastering the lessons in this chapter on carboxilic acids and related compounds. These lessons can help you get ready for a chemistry test, get better grades in class, or catch up if you're behind.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering information about carboxilic acids and related compounds will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about acrylic acid, acrylic monomers and other compounds. Among those who would benefit are:

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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about carboxilic acids and related compounds for a standard chemistry course. Topics covered include:

  • Properties, structure and formula for acrylic acid
  • Manufacturing process, storage, toxicity and synthesis of acrylic acid
  • Polymers and copolymers of acrylic acid
  • Definition and chemical composition of acrylic
  • Acrylic vs. polycarbonate
  • Safety and uses of acrylic emulsion
  • Definition and properties of acrylic and acrylic monomers
  • Definition, polymers, structure and manufacturing process of acrylonitrile
  • Uses, hazards, synthesis and production of adipic acid

12 Lessons in Chapter 1: Carboxilic Acids & Related Compounds
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What is Acrylic Acid? -  Formula, Properties & Structure

1. What is Acrylic Acid? - Formula, Properties & Structure

Acrylic acid is the simplest unsaturated carboxylic acid. In this lesson we will learn about its structure and how that affects the properties of acrylic acid.

Acrylic Acid: Synthesis & Manufacturing Process

2. Acrylic Acid: Synthesis & Manufacturing Process

Acrylic acid is a valuable commodity used in industry. In this lesson, we will learn how it can be synthesized as well as how it is manufactured in an industrial setting.

Acrylic Acid: Uses, Toxicity & Storage

3. Acrylic Acid: Uses, Toxicity & Storage

Industrial plants commonly use acrylic acid as a starting material to make other useful organic compounds. Continue reading to learn more about the other uses of this compound. Discover how it's stored in a laboratory and learn about its toxicity.

Acrylic Acid: Polymers & Copolymers

4. Acrylic Acid: Polymers & Copolymers

Acrylic acid is able to form into a polymer which has a variety of uses. It can also form many different kinds of copolymers, which we will learn about in this lesson.

What is Acrylic? - Definition & Chemical Composition

5. What is Acrylic? - Definition & Chemical Composition

Acrylic is a polymer used in several different applications. We will learn what the general repeating structure of acrylics is and how they will form polymers.

Acrylic Monomers: Definition, Properties & Uses

6. Acrylic Monomers: Definition, Properties & Uses

From the clothes you're wearing to your computer, acrylic monomers are all around you. This lesson will explore this diverse and versatile group of substances, examining their properties and uses.

Polycarbonate vs. Acrylic

7. Polycarbonate vs. Acrylic

Polycarbonate and acrylic are two plastics frequently used today. In this lesson we will compare and contrast the physical and mechanical properties of each, as well as the uses of each.

What is Acrylonitrile? - Uses & Properties

8. What is Acrylonitrile? - Uses & Properties

What are plastics made of? In this lesson we will be learning about an essential ingredient for the production of plastics called acrylonitrile by discussing its uses and a few of its important properties.

Acrylonitrile: Polymers, Copolymers & Polymerization

9. Acrylonitrile: Polymers, Copolymers & Polymerization

While you are probably familiar with some materials that use acrylonitrile, you may not know how they are made. This lesson will focus on the polymers and copolymers made from acrylonitrile, as well as the polymerization processes.

Acrylonitrile: Structure & Manufacturing Process

10. Acrylonitrile: Structure & Manufacturing Process

The primary focal point of this lesson will be on a specific organic compound known as acrylonitrile. Our main topics of discussion will include the structural characteristics of the molecule as well as how it's manufactured on large industrial scales.

Adipic Acid: Uses & Hazards

11. Adipic Acid: Uses & Hazards

In this lesson, the main focal point will be on an organic compound known as adipic acid. Our topics of discussion will include the structure, uses, and hazards associated with adipic acid.

Adipic Acid: Synthesis & Production

12. Adipic Acid: Synthesis & Production

The focus of this lesson will be on a specific organic compound known as adipic acid. We will discuss how adipic acid is synthesized and produced, as well as its primary industrial use.

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