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Ch 49: Understanding Organic Chemistry

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Gain greater insight into the basics of organic chemistry by utilizing the resources in this self-paced chapter. Access entertaining lessons, multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam that can help you prepare for your next test or assignment covering this subject area.

Understanding Organic Chemistry - Chapter Summary

Get a quality understanding of organic chemistry from home or anywhere with an Internet connection by accessing fun lessons using your computer, smartphone or tablet. Learn from top instructors without setting foot in a traditional classroom! This chapter makes it easy to study the basic principles and techniques of organic chemistry, and the properties of organic compounds. Review this chapter at your own pace to boost your ability to:

  • List types and groups of simple organic compounds in chemistry
  • Describe the chemical properties of organic compounds
  • Discuss organic chemical reactions that include substitution, polymerization, cracking, redox and fermentation
  • Provide details about alkanes, alkenes, isomers and other organic molecules
  • Identify types of functional groups in organic molecules
  • Define and describe the structure and formula of the amino group
  • Explain the classification, preparation and properties of haloalkanes and haloarenes

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8 Lessons in Chapter 49: Understanding Organic Chemistry
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What are Simple Organic Compounds in Chemistry? - Types, Groups & Examples

1. What are Simple Organic Compounds in Chemistry? - Types, Groups & Examples

Organic compounds are one of the most important features on earth. Learn what simple organic compounds in chemistry are, including their types and groups, such as alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes, and review examples of these carbon-based molecules.

Chemical Properties of Organic Compounds

2. Chemical Properties of Organic Compounds

What do combustion, halogenation, and the addition reaction have in common? They are all examples of chemical properties of organic compounds. Continue reading to learn about the chemical properties of organic compounds, identifying the most common ones.

Organic Chemical Reactions: Addition, Substitution, Polymerization & Cracking

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

Organic chemical reactions refer to the transformation of substances in the presence of carbon. This lesson will explore organic chemical reactions dealing with hydrocarbons, including addition, substitution, polymerization, and cracking.

Organic Chemical Reactions: Redox, Esterification & Fermentation

4. Organic Chemical Reactions: Redox, Esterification & Fermentation

Organic chemical reactions are processes that transform a substance into a totally different substance or state of being, such as a solid to a gas. This lesson will explore the chemical reactions of redox, esterification, and fermentation.

Organic Molecules: Alkanes, Alkenes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Isomers

5. Organic Molecules: Alkanes, Alkenes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Isomers

Organic molecules are comprised of carbon atoms that are covalently bonded with other atoms, such as hydrogen. Learn about organic molecules, the difference between saturated and unsaturated molecules, and how carbon and hydrogen can form different combinations of molecules.

Functional Groups in Organic Molecules

6. Functional Groups in Organic Molecules

Organic molecules have functional groups that determine their classification. Explore the functional groups of organic molecules, including alcohols, alkyl halides, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, carboxylic acids, and esters, and discover the characteristics and formulas that apply to each group.

Amino Group: Definition, Structure & Formula

7. Amino Group: Definition, Structure & Formula

An amino group is an organic group of molecules that consists of nitrogen atoms attached by single bonds to hydrogen or carbon. Learn how to define an amino group, explore its connections to ammonia, and discover the structures and formulas of amines.

Haloalkanes & Haloarenes: Classification, Preparation & Properties

8. Haloalkanes & Haloarenes: Classification, Preparation & Properties

Haloalkanes and haloarenes contain halogens. In this lesson, we'll learn what they are and some properties of them. We'll also learn some methods to prepare them.

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