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Ch 8: Comparing Compounds in Chemistry

About This Chapter

Increase your understanding of how to compare compounds in chemistry, including topics like homologous series and building molecular models of organic compounds. If you are preparing for a test, these lessons will build your knowledge of related topics ahead of time.

Comparing Compounds in Chemistry - Chapter Summary

These lessons on comparing compounds in chemistry review structural isomers and contain practice problems for drawing isomers of organic molecules. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Provide examples of structural isomers
  • Recognize different types of isomers
  • Discuss how to build molecular models of organic and inorganic compounds
  • Compare organic and inorganic compounds
  • Rank compounds based on boiling point
  • Identify members of a homologous series

Subject-matter experts assist you with grasping the concepts presented by providing helpful illustrations. The short quizzes provided for each lesson will test your understanding of the concepts covered. The quizzes also link back to specific topics in the video, so if you get a question wrong you can quickly review that topic.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: Comparing Compounds in Chemistry
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Structural Isomers: Definition & Examples

1. Structural Isomers: Definition & Examples

Molecular formulas don't always tell us how the atoms are arranged within a molecule. When one formula can lead us to different arrangements of atoms, the results are referred to as structural isomers, examples of which we'll explore in this lesson.

Drawing Isomers of Organic Molecules: Practice Problems

2. Drawing Isomers of Organic Molecules: Practice Problems

Sometimes things that look the same are actually quite different, and we find this to be true with isomers. In this lesson, you'll learn about different types of isomers and how even small changes can make a big difference.

Building Molecular Models of Organic Compounds

3. Building Molecular Models of Organic Compounds

In this lesson, we discuss how to build molecular models of organic compounds, including straight-chain, branched, and ring-shaped molecules with functional groups.

Comparing Inorganic & Organic Compounds: Explanation & Practice

4. Comparing Inorganic & Organic Compounds: Explanation & Practice

There are two fields of study within chemistry--organic and inorganic. In this lesson, we will learn the differences between organic and inorganic compounds.

Comparing Compounds Based on Boiling Point

5. Comparing Compounds Based on Boiling Point

This lesson will discuss how the boiling point of a compound changes based on its molecular structure. We'll review intermolecular forces and how they influence the boiling point of molecules with different structures.

Homologous Series: Definition & Identification

6. Homologous Series: Definition & Identification

This lesson covers the definition of a homologous series of molecules in organic chemistry. Ways to identify homologous series are discussed as well as the chemical and physical properties of homologous series.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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