Ch 15: Organic Molecules for Chemistry

About This Chapter

The brief video lessons in this chapter make learning about organic molecules quick and fun. Expert instructors are available to answer any questions that arise. Take the self-assessment quizzes to see if you understand what you set out to learn.

Organic Molecules for Chemistry - Chapter Summary & Learning Objectives

Check out the video lessons in this chapter to learn about the stuff of life, organic molecules, of which every living thing is comprised. They are one common denominator between humans, animals and plants, and exist in a part of the world that is invisible to the naked eye. Amazing to think that some of the most complex things are not in plain sight! The video lessons in this chapter help make something as complex as organic chemistry easy and fun to learn. Subject-matter experts are just a click away to answer questions you may have as you proceed through this chapter. In the lessons you will learn about things like:

  • What gives vinegar its sour taste or manure its pungent smell?
  • What a Styrofoam cup, plastic milk jug and protein all have in common
  • Why does ice float?
  • Why going from SCUBA diving to flying in the same day might be a bad idea

Video Objective
Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups Recognize groups like amines and esters and understand how these groups affect the function of a molecule.
Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers Differentiate between monomers and polymers and recognize each in terms of molecular structure.
Properties of Water Explain how hydrogen bonds give water its unique abilities.
Solutions, Solutes and Solvents Summarize the relationship between solutions, solvents and solutes and understand the significance of and difference between hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules.
Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation Compare and contrast diffusion and osmosis and describe solutions in terms of tonicity and saturation.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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