Ch 49: Understanding Organic Chemistry

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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

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.

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 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

4. 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.

Organic Molecules: Alkanes, Alkenes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Isomers

5. 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.

Functional Groups in Organic Molecules

6. Functional Groups in Organic Molecules

Learn what an organic compound is and how their functional groups affect them. Identify the different types of functional groups including alcohols, alkyl halides, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, carboxylic acids and esters.

Amino Group: Definition, Structure & Formula

7. Amino Group: Definition, Structure & Formula

The amino group is one of several nitrogen-containing functional groups found in organic molecules. We'll start with a review of the structure of ammonia and then look at the structure and formulas of different kinds of amines.

Haloalkanes & Haloarenes: Classification, Preparation & Properties

8. Haloalkanes & Haloarenes: Classification, Preparation & Properties

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

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