Course Resources
  Course Units
  1. Lab Technique & Moles
  2. Chemical Formulas
  3. Stoichiometry
  4. Gases and Kinetics
  5. Energy of Reactions
  6. Equilibrium
  7. Acids and Bases
  8. Redox
  9. Atomic Structure & PT
  10. Bonding
  11. Analytical Organic
  12. Organic Reactions
  13. Environmental Chemistry
  14. Biochemistry


Organic Reactions

Guiding Questions:

  • What is a polymer?
  • What is all that stuff on the back of the bottle?

What you should learn:

Today, we may be starting to experience the consequences of using fossil fuels as our main source of energy. There is a vast range of products that can be derived from fossil fuels as a result of carbon’s rich chemistry. This raises the question “are they too valuable to burn?

  1. Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon and the compounds it makes.
  2. Carbon atoms bond in predictable patterns that make it possibly, by using the same rules about electron arrangment and intermolecular attrations used in Chem 1, to predict structure and properties.
  3. Functional groups are sets of atoms that give an organic specific properties because of electron arrangment and intermolecular attractions. Therefore, identification of the functional group on an organic compound allows us to predict its chemical and physical properties easily.


Unit Outline

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