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Inorganic & Organic Chemistry - Chapter Summary
Included in this engaging chapter on inorganic and organic chemistry are lessons on how compounds get their names and properties of aliphatic hydrocarbons. You can also learn the differences between saturated and unsaturated molecules. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:
- Distinguish the differences between inorganic and organic chemistry
- Define and provide examples of inorganic carbon compounds
- Identify functional groups in organic compounds
- Explain how carbon and hydrogen form distinct molecules
- List different types of structural formulas
- Describe different forms of hydrocarbons
- Define aromatic hydrocarbons and aliphatic hydrocarbons
- Discuss practical ways to name organic compounds
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1. Inorganic vs. Organic Chemistry
The study of chemicals is a very specific branch of science, but chemistry can be divided even further into separate fields, two of which are organic and inorganic. In this lesson, we'll explore the differences between these two fields of chemistry.
2. Inorganic Carbon Compounds: Definition & Examples
This lesson explains the differences between organic and inorganic compounds. Then it ties in how these differences relate to inorganic carbon compounds. Finally, it provides several examples of inorganic carbon compounds.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Structural Formula: Definition & Examples
Chemical compounds are made of atoms bonded together. The way the atoms are bonded together in a compound is shown by its structural formula. In this lesson, we will learn about the different types of structural formulas and look at an example for each formula.
6. What is Hydrocarbon? - Definition, Formula & Compounds
Hydrocarbons are organic compounds that are made of only hydrogen and carbon atoms. They are found in many places, including crude oil and natural gas. Learn the different forms of these simple, yet varied, organic compounds.
7. Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Definition, Examples & Uses
Learn about aromatic hydrocarbons, what they are and how they got their name. Understand what makes this class of chemicals so special. Learn some examples of aromatic hydrocarbons and the various ways they are used.
8. Aliphatic Hydrocarbons: Definition & Properties
Learn about aliphatic hydrocarbons and discover where you can find these types of compounds in everyday life. Understand the definition and properties of aliphatic hydrocarbons.
9. Naming Organic Compounds: Rules & Practice
Have you ever wondered how compounds like pentane got their name? Discover a practical way to name organic compounds using tried and tested rules. Practice using these rules to name different organic compounds.
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