Ch 32: Compounds & Chemical Reactions

About This Chapter

Watch these lessons to go over compounds and chemical reactions. This chapter provides a comprehensive study aid to assist you with recognizing keywords, understanding definitions, solving sample equations, and recalling all of the essential chemical formulas for work or school.

Compounds & Chemical Reactions - Chapter Summary

Utilize this chapter as a way to review the details about chemical compounds and reactions. Go to the chapter menu to see what lesson topics are available. As you go from lesson to lesson, you will learn about such concepts as coordinated compound shapes, the rearrangement of atoms, chemicals compounds in common household goods, and the interactions with biological molecules. Upon completing this chapter, you will possess the skills to:

  • Describe how bonding works in coordinating compounds
  • Identify examples of structural isomers
  • Analyze four of the main organic chemical reactions
  • Define the benefits and drawbacks of phenol disinfectants
  • Compare alkanols and alcohols
  • Explain the effects, uses, and formula of ether
  • Point out the uses and properties of aldehydes and ketones
  • Show the structural formula for carboxylic acid
  • Determine the reactions and structure of amine
  • Establish the effects and formula of cyanide
  • Outline the chemical reactions and preparation of diazonium salts

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11 Lessons in Chapter 32: Compounds & Chemical Reactions
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Coordination Chemistry: Bonding in Coordinated Compounds

1. Coordination Chemistry: Bonding in Coordinated Compounds

Discover what a coordinated compound is. Understand how bonding occurs in coordinated compounds and some of the possible shapes coordinated compounds can be. Learn the uses in nature and industry for coordinated compounds.

Structural Isomers: Definition & Examples

2. 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.

Organic Chemical Reactions: Addition, Substitution, Polymerization & Cracking

3. Organic Chemical Reactions: Addition, Substitution, Polymerization & Cracking

Organic molecules can combine, swap atoms, break apart and even make more of themselves. In this lesson, we will explore several organic reactions with examples.

What Are Phenol Disinfectants? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

4. What Are Phenol Disinfectants? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

We will explore a disinfectant known as phenol. We'll cover what its mechanism of action is, what it can and cannot kill, its advantages and disadvantages and its involvement in enzyme systems.

Alcohols & Alkanols: Classification & Functional Group

5. Alcohols & Alkanols: Classification & Functional Group

At first glance, the term alcohol and alkanol sound quite similar. In fact, there are similarities between both compounds. Explore this lesson to learn about alcohols and alkanols, how they are classified, and what their functional groups are.

What is Ether? - Definition, Uses, Effects & Formula

6. What is Ether? - Definition, Uses, Effects & Formula

This lesson is on ether, a chemical used in medicine and industry. Here, we'll talk about what ether actually is and learn about its chemical properties. We'll also explore the historical and current uses for ether.

Ketones & Aldehydes: Structure, Properties & Uses

7. Ketones & Aldehydes: Structure, Properties & Uses

Ketones and aldehydes can be ingredients in some familiar products. This lesson will explore some of the uses of these organic molecules. It will also examine the properties and structure of both ketones and aldehydes.

Carboxylic Acid: Structural Formula, Properties & Uses

8. Carboxylic Acid: Structural Formula, Properties & Uses

We may not know it, but we encounter compounds called carboxylic acids regularly. These substances are in our kitchens and medicine cabinets and are used in various industrial applications. In this lesson, we will learn all about carboxylic acids.

Amine: Definition, Structure, Reactions & Formula

9. Amine: Definition, Structure, Reactions & Formula

What does the fried fish you eat and dog poop have in common? The answer is amines. In this lesson, we will learn about the chemical structure of amines and how they react.

What is Cyanide? - Definition, Formula & Effects

10. What is Cyanide? - Definition, Formula & Effects

Cyanide is a poison which has been used since the ancient Egyptians, but how does it work? To help us answer this question, we will learn about cyanide's chemical structure, where it's found, and how it interacts with key biological molecules in the human body.

Diazonium Salts: Preparation & Chemical Reactions

11. Diazonium Salts: Preparation & Chemical Reactions

In this lesson, we will turn our attention to the synthesis and subsequent reactions of what are called diazonium salts--an important intermediate and building block in the field of organic chemistry.

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