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Ch 4: Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Tutoring Solution

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The Introduction to Organic Chemistry chapter of this High School Biology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about organic chemistry. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the organic chemistry fundamentals required in a typical high school biology course.

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  • Struggle with understanding organic molecules, functions of carbohydrates, structures of lipids and proteins, amino acids or any other organic chemistry topic.
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Learning Objectives

  • Define organic functional groups.
  • Discuss monomers and polymers.
  • Explain the structures and functions of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
  • Describe the structures and characteristics of the 20 amino acids.
  • Learn how the polymerization of amino acids creates proteins.
  • Become familiar with the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures of proteins.

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Tutoring Solution
Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups

1. Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups

If you've ever wondered what gives vinegar that sour flavor, you may not realize that you have contemplated functional groups. View this lesson for an introduction to organic chemistry, functional groups and how they are part of your daily life.

Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers

2. Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers

From everyday man-made items like milk jugs and styrofoam to natural proteins and plant materials, the world is full of polymers! Check out this lesson to learn how polymers are constructed on a molecular level.

Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

3. Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are found in many foods that we eat and may be found as sugars, starches, or fiber. Learn more about these three distinct types of carbohydrates, and how they are distinguished through their chemical structures in this lesson.

Structure and Function of Lipids

4. Structure and Function of Lipids

Molecules called lipids have long hydrocarbon chains that determine the way they act. They can be fats, oils, or hormones, and even exist in our cell membranes. Learn more about the chemical structure and biological function of various lipids in this lesson.

Proteins I: Structure and Function

5. Proteins I: Structure and Function

We need our proteins, not just as a major food group but for the many useful roles that they play in our bodies. In our introductory lesson to proteins, you'll learn about the many functions we rely on them to perform.

Proteins III: Structure and Characteristics of the 20 Amino Acids

6. Proteins III: Structure and Characteristics of the 20 Amino Acids

How do amino acids form the intricate polypeptide chains found in proteins? It's a matter of chemistry. Join glycine, a special amino acid, as she sizes up the other amino acids.

Proteins II: Amino Acids, Polymerization and Peptide Bonds

7. Proteins II: Amino Acids, Polymerization and Peptide Bonds

In this lesson, we'll take a deeper look at amino acids. You'll learn what makes a peptide, and what separates a protein from other kinds of amino acid bonds.

Proteins IV: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure

8. Proteins IV: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure

How is progressing through higher order protein structures like crafting an essay? In this lesson, you'll explore everything from quaternary structures to denaturation as we show how the different structures are intertwined.

What are Simple Organic Compounds in Chemistry? - Types, Groups & Examples

9. What are Simple Organic Compounds in Chemistry? - Types, Groups & Examples

We are going to learn about some of the simple organic compounds that exist in our world. This lesson covers the types, groups and general formulas of simple organic compounds.

Complex Organic Compounds in Chemistry: Types, Groups & Examples

10. Complex Organic Compounds in Chemistry: Types, Groups & Examples

We are going to delve into the world of complex organic compounds. The four main types will be explored by looking at their general structure and some examples.

What Are Glycoproteins? - Definition, Functions & Examples

11. What Are Glycoproteins? - Definition, Functions & Examples

This lesson is about glycoproteins, the sweet outer coating of cells! Glycoproteins are proteins that have sugars attached to them. They do many important jobs for the body, such as helping the immune, digestive, and reproductive systems.

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