Ch 12: MTLE Chemistry: Inorganic & Organic Compounds

About This Chapter

This chapter has been assembled to explain the inorganic and organic compounds topics found on the MTLE Chemistry assessment. The short video lessons can quickly get you up to speed on this information, but you also have the option to read the lesson's transcripts if you prefer that learning method.

MTLE Chemistry: Inorganic & Organic Compounds - Chapter Summary

Watch these quick and informative videos for a detailed overview of inorganic and organic compounds. This chapter will prepare you for related questions on the MTLE Chemistry exam, such as the international union of pure and applied chemistry. After completing the lessons, you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand intramolecular bonding and the identification of macromolecules
  • Examine organic molecules and the functional groups in organic molecules
  • Explore structural, geometric and optical isomers
  • Discuss using chemical reactions to identify substances
  • Differentiate between chiral and achiral
  • Define racemic mixture

You will have the chance to test yourself on inorganic and organic compounds by working through the short quiz after each lesson. In addition to those quizzes, there is also a chapter test that assesses you on all of the information from each lesson. You can take these quizzes and the chapter test as many times as you want.

10 Lessons in Chapter 12: MTLE Chemistry: Inorganic & Organic Compounds
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Overview of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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.

Intramolecular Bonding and Identification of Organic and Inorganic Macromolecules

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.

Using Chemical Reactions to Identify Substances

3. Using Chemical Reactions to Identify Substances

While many household substances look similar, a quick chemical reaction can show just how different they are. In this lesson, we learn how to identify some common household substances using reactions.

Organic Molecules: Alkanes, Alkenes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Isomers

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.

Functional Groups in Organic Molecules

5. 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.

Structural Isomers: Definition & Examples

6. 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.

Geometric Isomers: Definition & Examples

7. 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.

Optical Isomers: Definition & Examples

8. 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.

Chiral vs. Achiral: Definition & Examples

9. Chiral vs. Achiral: Definition & Examples

Identifying chiral and achiral objects, including molecules, requires looking at many pictures, which is what you'll do in this lesson. You'll also learn the definitions of these terms and use the definitions to distinguish between chiral and achiral molecules.

Racemic Mixture: Definition & Example

10. Racemic Mixture: Definition & Example

In this lesson, you'll first review some important ideas about stereochemistry, learn the definition of a racemic mixture, and explore the biological significance of racemic mixtures. From there, you'll be able to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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