Ch 17: Physical Science - Intro to Organic Chemistry: Tutoring Solution

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Learning objectives

  • Define organic chemistry, functional groups, monomers and polymers
  • Discuss the function of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids
  • Study the structure and characteristics of proteins such as amino acids and peptide bonds
  • Describe the properties of aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons
  • Provide examples of synthetic polymers
  • Learn about organic chemical reactions

17 Lessons in Chapter 17: Physical Science - Intro to Organic Chemistry: Tutoring Solution
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Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups

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.

Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers

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.

Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

3. 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.

Structure and Function of Lipids

4. 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.

Proteins I: Structure and Function

5. 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.

Proteins III: Structure and Characteristics of the 20 Amino Acids

6. Proteins III: Structure and Characteristics of the 20 Amino Acids

How do amino acids form the intricate polypeptide chains found in proteins? It's a matter of chemistry. Join glycine, a special amino acid, as she sizes up the other amino acids.

Proteins II: Amino Acids, Polymerization and Peptide Bonds

7. Proteins II: Amino Acids, Polymerization and Peptide Bonds

In this lesson, we'll take a deeper look at amino acids. You'll learn what makes a peptide, and what separates a protein from other kinds of amino acid bonds.

Proteins IV: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure

8. Proteins IV: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure

How is progressing through higher order protein structures like crafting an essay? In this lesson, you'll explore everything from quaternary structures to denaturation as we show how the different structures are intertwined.

Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Definition, Examples & Uses

9. Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Definition, Examples & Uses

Learn about aromatic hydrocarbons, what they are and how they got their name. Understand what makes this class of chemicals so special. Learn some examples of aromatic hydrocarbons and the various ways they are used.

Aliphatic Hydrocarbons: Definition & Properties

10. Aliphatic Hydrocarbons: Definition & Properties

Learn about aliphatic hydrocarbons and discover where you can find these types of compounds in everyday life. Understand the definition and properties of aliphatic hydrocarbons.

Hydrocarbon Derivatives: Definition & Properties

11. Hydrocarbon Derivatives: Definition & Properties

In this lesson, you'll learn what it means to be a hydrocarbon derivative. In the process, you'll compare them to regular hydrocarbons. By the end you will have discovered some general properties of hydrocarbon derivatives.

Synthetic Polymers: Definition & Examples

12. Synthetic Polymers: Definition & Examples

Discover the chemistry behind some of the most popular and useful compounds ever made: synthetic polymers. Encounter some cool and common examples as you learn about the structures of these versatile compounds.

Organic Chemical Reactions: Addition, Substitution, Polymerization & Cracking

13. Organic Chemical Reactions: Addition, Substitution, Polymerization & Cracking

Organic molecules can combine, swap atoms, break apart and even make more of themselves. In this lesson, we will explore several organic reactions with examples.

Organic Chemical Reactions: Redox, Esterification & Fermentation

14. Organic Chemical Reactions: Redox, Esterification & Fermentation

There are many different types of reactions that occur in organic chemistry. This lesson will highlight three reactions, explaining which organic molecules are the reactants and which are the products, as well as what occurs during the reaction.

Propane: Formula, Properties & Uses

15. Propane: Formula, Properties & Uses

Propane is a chemical compound that's essential in our everyday lives because of its many uses, not only inside our homes but also in different industries as well. In this lesson, we'll discuss propane and its different uses and properties.

What is Ketone? - Definition, Structure, Formation & Formula

16. What is Ketone? - Definition, Structure, Formation & Formula

This lesson will introduce you to the functional group ketone, explaining its structure and use in the environment, how it is synthesized and the molecular formula.

What is Protein Electrophoresis?

17. What is Protein Electrophoresis?

This lesson is on protein electrophoresis, a common technique used in biochemistry and molecular biology. This article will discuss the definition, purpose, methods, and uses for protein gels.

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