Ch 31: Ethers & Carbonyl Compounds

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Use this chapter to review all you need to know about ethers and carbonyl compounds. Our video-based and text-based lessons are comprehensive, brief and engaging for your benefit.

Ethers & Carbonyl Compounds- Chapter Summary

In order to have a working and thorough knowledge of chemistry, you should know all about ethers and carbonyl compounds . This chapter also will take you through all the concepts related to acids and ketones. Chapter goals cover the following:

  • Explain the chemical properties and reactions of ether
  • Review the uses and reaction mechanisms of ketones and aldehydes
  • Provide the formula for carboxylic acid
  • Learn about the structure of oxalic acid
  • Understand the uses of benzoic acid
  • Recall the preparation of acid derivatives
  • Calculate the pH levels of weak and strong acids and bases

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10 Lessons in Chapter 31: Ethers & Carbonyl Compounds
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What is Ether? - Definition, Uses, Effects & Formula

1. 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.

Ether: Preparation & Reactions

2. Ether: Preparation & Reactions

This lesson introduces the organic functional group ethers, and ethers' preparation from an alkoxide ion. Chemical properties such as reactions with chlorine, HI, and oxidation reactions are also discussed.

Ketones & Aldehydes: Structure, Properties & Uses

3. 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.

Aldehydes & Ketones: Reaction Mechanisms

4. Aldehydes & Ketones: Reaction Mechanisms

In this lesson we will look at reactions that aldehydes and ketones under-go. These reaction include oxidation into carboxylic acids, reduction into alcohols, and forming cyanohydrin.

Carboxylic Acid: Structural Formula, Properties & Uses

5. 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.

Oxalic Acid: Structure, Formula & Uses

6. Oxalic Acid: Structure, Formula & Uses

Vitamin C, bees, and rust have something in common: oxalic acid. Find out how in this lesson on oxalic acid's structure, formula, and uses, and learn about some example chemical reactions involving the substance.

Benzoic Acid: Structure, Formula & Uses

7. Benzoic Acid: Structure, Formula & Uses

Benzoic acid is a compound that is present in various products, ranging from food to cosmetics. Why is it found in these products and what is this compound used for? In this lesson, we will learn about the structure, formula, and uses of benzoic acid.

Acid Derivatives: Preparation & Uses

8. Acid Derivatives: Preparation & Uses

This lesson will focus on the synthesis and uses of various compounds derived from carboxylic acids. Primary points of discussion will include how a carboxylic acid must be first modified before it can derivatized and the various functional groups that can then be accessed from a common intermediate.

Titrations with Weak Acids or Weak Bases

9. Titrations with Weak Acids or Weak Bases

Learn about titrations with weak acids or weak bases in this lesson. Study their titration curves and learn about some of their important characteristics. Learn how to calculate pH during titrations involving weak acids and strong bases.

Titration of a Strong Acid or a Strong Base

10. Titration of a Strong Acid or a Strong Base

Discover what titration is and how to calculate the concentration of an acid or base that has been titrated to equivalence. Learn the meaning of titrant, standard solution and equivalence point. Study titration curves and learn how to determine pH during any point of a titration between a strong acid and strong base.

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