- Because of its half-full valence shell and medium electronegativity, carbon can form an extraordinary number of covalent compounds.
- Organic (carbon-based) compounds form the chemical basis of all life on Earth.
- Organic compounds can be classified (and named) based on the length and arrangement of their carbon chains, and by the “functional groups” attached to the chains.
- Identify the reasons that carbon has a special role in the study of chemistry.
- Classify and name hydrocarbons (including benzene).
- Classify and name alcohols, carboxylic acids, ketone, aldehydes, ethers, and amines.
- Perform a simple organic preparation.
- 6b.2 Naming organic molecules (includes notes)
Projects & Labs
- Lab 6a.1: Combustion of hydrocarbons: emission comparison (theoretical)
- Lab 6b.1: Preparation of Esters
- Quiz 6a: Hydrocarbons
- Quiz 6b: Functional groups
- Test 5: Organic Chemistry