Ch 20: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Introduction to Organic Chemistry

About This Chapter

Brush up on the fundamentals of organic chemistry by watching this chapter's online video lessons. Then, take lesson quizzes that reflect some of the material you'll encounter when you sit for the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination.

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Introduction to Organic Chemistry - Chapter Summary

In advance of taking the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination, use the video lessons in this chapter to determine how much you remember about organic chemistry. Re-discover the functions of organic molecules and carbohydrates as well as the structure of amino acids and other protein compounds. Check out the videos and increase your ability to:

  • Define functional groups in organic chemistry
  • Explain the composition and functions of monomers, polymers, carbohydrates and lipids
  • Discuss the usefulness of proteins and the formation of peptide bonds
  • Understand the characteristics of amino acids
  • Describe quaternary, secondary and tertiary structure

Prepare to address organic chemistry questions when you take the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination by watching these videos. Expert instructors teach the lessons and make the learning process fun. You may ask questions about organic chemistry and consult the written transcripts. Use the video tags to focus on the areas you need to review, and skip the parts that you thoroughly understand. Short self-assessment quizzes follow each of the lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 20: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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.

DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity

4. DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity

This lesson will help you to navigate the twists and turns of DNA's structure. We'll also clue you in on the amazing discoveries that put this nucleic acid in the limelight as the molecule of heredity.

Differences Between RNA and DNA & Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA & rRNA)

5. Differences Between RNA and DNA & Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA & rRNA)

In this lesson, you'll explore RNA structure and learn the central dogma of molecular biology. Along the way, you'll meet the three types of RNA and see how the cell uses them most effectively.

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