6. Organic Chemistry (10 lessons)

Concepts

  • 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.

Skills

Quiz 6a

  • Identify the reasons that carbon has a special role in the study of chemistry.
  • Classify and name hydrocarbons (including benzene).

Quiz 6b

  • Classify and name alcohols, carboxylic acids, ketone, aldehydes, ethers, and amines.
  • Perform a simple organic preparation.

Homework

Quiz 6a

Quiz 6b

Projects & Labs

Quiz 6a

Quiz 6b

Assessment

  • Quiz 6a: Hydrocarbons
  • Quiz 6b: Functional groups
  • Test 5: Organic Chemistry