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- The definition and significance of organic chemistry
- Role of carbon in the composition of living things
- The information contained in a chemical formula
- Types of organic compounds
- To identify aromatic compounds and their structure
- The structure of polymers
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1. Organic Chemistry & the Study of Carbon Compound Life Forms
Organic chemistry is the study of carbon-containing compounds. This lesson will explore why carbon is such an important element, and how organic chemistry is related to your life.
2. The 4 Types of Bonds Carbon Can Form
From plant biology to human biology and organic chemistry, carbon is important to life as we know it. Unravel the chemical versatility of carbon, learning about its molecular shape and the four types of bonds it can form.
3. What is a Chemical Formula? - Definition, Types & Examples
Chemical formulas provide a lot of information about chemical substances, such as how many and what atoms they are made of, as well as the way the atoms are arranged. In this lesson, we'll discuss the different types of chemical formulas.
4. What are Simple Organic Compounds in Chemistry? - Types, Groups & Examples
We are going to learn about some of the simple organic compounds that exist in our world. This lesson covers the types, groups and general formulas of simple organic compounds.
5. What is an Aromatic Compound? - Definition & Example
The term 'aromatic' is used by chemists for substances with distinct odors. In this lesson, we will learn all about aromatic compounds, the features of such compounds' chemical structures, and Huckel's Rule.
6. 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.
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Other chapters within the ScienceFusion Matter and Energy: Online Textbook Help course
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 1.1: Introduction to Matter
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 1.2: Properties of Matter
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 1.3: Physical & Chemical Changes
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 1.4: Pure Substances & Mixtures
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 1.5: States of Matter
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 1.6: Changes of State
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 2.1: Introduction to Energy
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 2.2: Temperature
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 2.3: Thermal Energy & Heat
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 2.4: Effects of Energy Transfer
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 3.1: The Atom
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 3.2: The Periodic Table
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 3.3: Electrons & Chemical Bonding
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 3.4: Ionic, Covalent & Metallic Bonding
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 4.1: Chemical Reactions
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 4.3: Nuclear Reactions
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 5.1: Solutions
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 5.2: Acids, Bases & Salts
- ScienceFusion Matter and Energy Unit 5.3: Measuring pH