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Ch 30: Reactions & Compounds in Organic Chemistry

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Reactions & Compounds in Organic Chemistry- Chapter Summary

Through this online organic chemistry chapter, you'll come to understand more about types of reactions and compounds. You will learn about the Cannizzaro reaction, Friedel-Crafts acylation reactions and use of the Perkin reaction. In other lessons, you'll explore aldol condensation, ways to name organic compounds, the properties of polymers and structure of monosaccharides. After completing this chapter, you'll be ready to:

  • Distinguish the difference between saturated and unsaturated molecules
  • Understand what inductive effect and mesomeric effect is
  • Provide examples of electrophiles
  • Define the term nucleophiles
  • Explore reaction intermediates
  • Review several types of organic reactions
  • Understand three types of reactions that happen in organic chemistry

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14 Lessons in Chapter 30: Reactions & Compounds in Organic Chemistry
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Organic Molecules: Alkanes, Alkenes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Isomers

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.

Electrophile: Definition & Examples

2. Electrophile: Definition & Examples

Electrophilic atoms or molecules are on a constant hunt for electron pairs. Discover what an electrophile is, its role in electrophilic addition, and examples of electrophiles. Test your electrophile expertise by taking a quiz at the end of the lesson.

Nucleophile: Definition & Examples

3. Nucleophile: Definition & Examples

Nucleophiles are at the core of an important group of reactions in organic chemistry. In this lesson, we explore the definition of nucleophile as well as look at some examples to develop our understanding of the topic.

What is a Reaction Intermediate? - Definition & Examples

4. What is a Reaction Intermediate? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will be discussing the most common reactive intermediates in organic chemistry. Our topics we will be exploring will be carbanions, free radicals, and carbocations.

Organic Chemical Reactions: Addition, Substitution, Polymerization & Cracking

5. 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

6. 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.

Cannizzaro Reaction: Mechanism & Examples

7. Cannizzaro Reaction: Mechanism & Examples

The Cannizzaro reaction is a reaction between two aldehydes forming a carboxylic acid and an alcohol. We will learn how this reaction occurs and the mechanism by which it occurs.

Friedel-Crafts Acylation Reactions in Synthesis

8. Friedel-Crafts Acylation Reactions in Synthesis

Aromatic compounds are important biological compounds, but it is difficult to see reactions occur on them. Friedel-Crafts Acylation are one type of reaction that can occur on aromatic compounds.

Perkin Reaction: Definition & Mechanism

9. Perkin Reaction: Definition & Mechanism

This lesson defines an organic condensation reaction which is popularly called the Perkin reaction. It also discusses the mechanism of the reaction and talks about its uses and applications.

Aldol Condensation: Mechanism & Reaction

10. Aldol Condensation: Mechanism & Reaction

Use this lesson to learn about aldol condensation, a very interesting organic chemistry reaction. Read about the purpose of an aldol condensation and understand its mechanism and reaction.

Naming Organic Compounds: Rules & Practice

11. Naming Organic Compounds: Rules & Practice

Have you ever wondered how compounds like pentane got their name? Discover a practical way to name organic compounds using tried and tested rules. Practice using these rules to name different organic compounds.

What Are Polymers? - Properties, Applications & Examples

12. What Are Polymers? - Properties, Applications & Examples

Polymers are huge molecules that are encountered in nature as well as in our modern technology. This lesson introduces students to polymers, their properties, and some of the many ways polymers are found in the modern world.

Monosaccharides: Definition, Structure & Examples

13. Monosaccharides: Definition, Structure & Examples

Carbohydrates are a very important part of our diet because they are one of our main sources of energy. The most basic unit of carbohydrates is monosaccharides, which is the main focus of our lesson.

Electronic Displacements in Covalent Bonds

14. Electronic Displacements in Covalent Bonds

In this lesson, we discuss four different types of electronic displacements in covalent bonds: inductive effects, resonance, hyperconjugation, and electromeric effects. We will discuss how these effects influence molecular stability and chemical reactivity.

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