Chapter 22: Organic Chemistry

Introduction

Organic Chemistry – introduction to organic chemistry, and the various types of bonds that carbon makes.

http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=60&l

http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=60&l

(Main Idea: The uniqueness of carbon bonding results in many organic compounds.)

Carbon Chemistry – through a series of “secret missions,” find out more about the chemistry of carbon.

http://library.thinkquest.org/C005377/

(Main Idea: The uniqueness of carbon bonding results in many organic compounds.)

Organic Compounds – video discussing organic compounds, including lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids.

http://www.brightstorm.com/science/biology/chemical-basis-of-life/organic-compounds/

(Main Idea: Functional groups can classify organic compounds.)

Isomers

Isomer Construction Set – interactive activity to build the isomers of organic compounds.

http://antoine.frostburg.edu/cgi-bin/senese/tutorials/isomer/index.cgi?n=3&list=401|400|

(Main Idea: Isomers can be structural or geometric.)

Hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons – video discussing hydrocarbons, the compounds that contain only carbon and hydrogen.

http://www.brightstorm.com/science/chemistry/organic-chemistry/hydrocarbons/

(Main Idea: Alkanes contain only single bonds; Unsaturated hydrocarbons have at least one carbon-carbon double bond.)

Functional Groups

Functional Groups – tutorial on the functional groups which give organic compounds their specific properties.

http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/bp/2organic/2org_frame.html

http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/bp/2organic/2org_frame.html

(Main Idea: Functional groups can classify organic compounds.)

Organic Reactions

Substitution Reactions – an interactive animation of the chemistry at work in a substitution reaction, in which atoms replace other atoms in a molecule.

http://ochem.jsd.claremont.edu/movies.dir/substitution.htm

(Main Idea: Atoms replace one another in substitution reactions.)

Addition Reactions – an introduction to addition reactions, in which parts of a molecule are added to an unsaturated molecule.

http://masterorganicchemistry.com/2011/10/03/introduction-to-addition-reactions/

http://masterorganicchemistry.com/2011/10/03/introduction-to-addition-reactions/

(Main Idea: Addition reactions increase a molecule’s saturation.)

Elimination Reactions – an introduction to elimination reactions, where a simple molecule is formed from adjacent carbon atoms of a larger molecule.

http://masterorganicchemistry.com/2011/10/10/introduction-to-elimination-reactions/

http://masterorganicchemistry.com/2011/10/10/introduction-to-elimination-reactions/

(Main Idea: A smaller molecule breaks off from a larger one in an elimination reaction.)

Polymers

Organic Polymers – discussion of polymers, large molecules made up of many repeating small structural units.

http://library.thinkquest.org/C005377/content/polymers.htm

(Main Idea: Polymers are large molecules made of smaller units.)