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Organic Chemistry Overview - Chapter Summary
Middle school students can study the composition and functions of various organic molecules through the lessons in this chapter. The short videos cover organic chemistry concepts like functional groups, isomers and lipids in a fun and easy-to-understand way. Students can also take a quiz at the end of each lesson to help reinforce these concepts.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Organic Molecules: Alkanes, Alkenes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Isomers||Students can learn about the different types of molecules in this chapter.|
|Functional Groups in Organic Molecules||Instructors teach students how to identify different types of functional groups.|
|Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups||This lesson offers an overview of organic chemistry and defines functional groups.|
|Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers||The basics of monomers and polymers are presented in this lesson.|
|Structure and Function of Carbohydrates||Students examine the make up of different types of carbohydrates.|
|Structure and Function of Lipids||Instructors explain the chemical structure and biological functions of lipids.|
|Proteins I: Structure and Function||This lesson focuses on the structure and roles of proteins.|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
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