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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
|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.|
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.
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.
3. Properties of Water
Why does ice float? Why can water rise on its own against gravity in a small tube? Find out how these mysterious properties of water can be explained by hydrogen bonds.
4. Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents
Solutions, solutes, and solvents are terms that are frequently thrown around in chemistry. Find out what these terms mean and learn why certain substances form solutions.
5. Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation
The cells in our bodies are in constant flux through the processes of osmosis and diffusion. Learn about how saturation levels force change, and why we're lucky they do.
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