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MEGA Chemistry: Inorganic & Organic Compounds - Chapter Summary
The MEGA Chemistry assessment explores a wide variety of subject areas and exam topics, including inorganic and organic compounds. Take time to strengthen your comprehension of this exam topic by reviewing the entertaining video lessons in this chapter. Once completed, you will be prepared to:
- Provide details about the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
- Discuss intramolecular bonding and organic molecules
- Share information about the functional groups of organic molecules
- Define and describe structural, geometric and optical isomers
Take advantage of the opportunity to review exam topics without doing the hard work of compiling and organizing the study materials. Instead, relax and watch short and engaging videos that are presented by top-notch instructors who possess a wealth of knowledge in inorganic and organic compounds. Once you've reviewed the lessons, you can test your knowledge by taking short quizzes and a chapter exam. Any questions about lesson topics can be submitted to our experts.
1. Overview of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry is an important organization within the chemistry world. In this lesson we will go over what this organization does and why it is important.
2. Intramolecular Bonding and Identification of Organic and Inorganic Macromolecules
Understand what a macromolecule is and be able to identify both organic and inorganic macromolecules. Organic molecules include proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Geometric Isomers: Definition & Examples
This lesson provides a definition of geometric isomers, explains how they arise, and how to identify them. In addition to basic examples from chemistry, the lesson shares more complex examples from biochemistry to show how prevalent and vital geometric isomers are.
7. Optical Isomers: Definition & Examples
Isomers are molecules that are the same...yet different. The difference might be in the structure, or it might be in the three-dimensional arrangement. In this lesson, you'll learn about one specific type of isomer that falls into the latter category, the optical isomer.
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