Aromaticity Teacher Resources
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Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
Discuss the stability of an aromatic benzene ring that has other things attached, such as halides or OH groups. Sal's video details the substitution reaction and the behavior of the strong electrophile initiating the reaction. He provides diagrams of the electrophile behavior and relatively stable carbocations. Additionally, the video shows how a ring stabilizes after bonding, which will be very useful for your class.
WS 12.9 Aromatic Compounds
In this aromatic compounds activity, students write the IUPAC names for given aromatic compounds and they draw line formulas for molecules.
WS 10.11 Aromatic Compounds
In this compounds activity, students write the IUPAC names for given aromatic compounds and they draw line formulas for eight aromatics.
Practice Sheet - Aromatic Systems
In this aromatic systems worksheet, students draw the structures of the given compounds and name compounds shown. Students complete the reactions given. This worksheet has 4 problems to solve.
Organic Chemistry 231, Martin Larter, Exam 1
If you need a straightforward and comprehensive organic chemistry exam, check this one out. Chemistry pupils identify functional groups in molecule diagrams, draw a Lewis structure, fill in a table about molecular shape, predict boiling point and solubility, and more! There are 12 questions to address in all. Both a periodic table and list of characteristic infrared absorptions are provided for test takers.
A Whiff of Danger
Public health trainees read and write a summary of the article, "A Whiff of Danger". The article is not available through the link, but can be found on the National Center for Biotechnology Information website. After summarizing, learners consult a chart of musk chemicals and answer questions about molecular weight, chemical structure, and more. The complexity of the material makes it most appropriate for high school or college chemistry courses.
Organic Chemistry II
In this chemistry worksheet, students write the structures for the compounds illustrated on the sheet. Then they name the compounds whose structures are illustrated in part two. Students also fill in the blanks to complete the paragraph on compounds.
Cycloalkanes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Chemistry scholars learn to identify and name cycloalkane and benzene structures. The diagrams used to demonstrate are distinct and the explanations are clear. Learning check and solution slides are embedded within the presentation. This coherent PowerPoint is a valuable addition to your collection of chemistry resources.
If It Smells Good, Is Edible, and Attracts Wildlife, Then It's a Practical Garden
Students explore landscape design. In this practical gardening lesson, students design landscape plans that call for shrubs, trees, and plants that can be used for aesthetics, cooking, and wildlife.
Bromination of Benzene
Starting with a diagram of a concrete example of electrophilic aromatic substitution, this video recaps diagrams of the electrophile behavior and how they "attack" relatively stable carbocations.
Naming Benzene Derivatives Introduction
Familiarize your class with the benzene derivative compounds. Some Sal will recommend memorizing, while others are mainly presented as practice for naming.
The Influence of Initiator Concentration on the Molecular Weight of Polystyrene
This in-depth organic chemistry lab walks learners through an investigation of the effect of initiator concentration on the resulting molecular weight of polystyrene. It is important that you use this lesson with experienced chemistry learners as they will synthesize polystyrene several times and calculate efflux time and viscosity. Ideally you would use this when teaching your class about polymerization.
Gravimetric Determination of the Nonvolatile Content of Paint
Here are the instructions for leading your advanced chemists though the process of measuring the nonvolatile components in a sample of paint. No student handout is provided, so you may want to create one based on the procedure explained. This is a terrific activity for teaching chemists how safely handle volatile materials or for calculating percent mass.
Technology tutees read a description about coconuts and how they are used to make biodiesel fuel. Note that the link to the article does not work, and the article does not appear to be available online. There are, if you look for one, plenty of sources of information about the use of coconuts in biofuels. In this math-based lesson plan high schoolers will calculate greenhouse gas emissions, convert liters to miles, and calculate annual cost of fuel.
Fossil Fuels (Part I), The Geology of Oil
Junior geologists work through three mini-lessons that familiarize them with the formation and location of fossil fuels. Part one involves reading about petroleum and where it comes from via a thorough set of handouts. A lab activity follows in part two, in which investigators experiment with the sedimentation of different sized particles. In part three, they will examine maps of the distribution of oil deposits throughout the New York region. Use any one or all three terrific activities as part of your earth science curriculum.
Mineral Cycling Through the Ecosystem
Students explain the role of different organisms in the food web. In this ecology instructional activity, students participate in a game to simulate mineral cycling through the web. They discuss the importance of recycling minerals and resources.
Isn't It Ionic?
Students research the properties and health risks of organic chemical solvents. They create a Safety with Solvents newsletter to share with others in their school and community.
Household Hazardous Waste Reduction
Students discover the different types of hazardous waste. They examine ways to dispose of the hazardous materials safely and without harming the environment.
Believe it or not, this is a 76-page series of lesson plans published by the California Commission on Agriculture which is designed to teach upper-elementary learners about agricultural practices and products in the state. There are two sections, one for grades 3-4, and one for grades 5-6. The lessons are chock full of great group activities, worksheets, assignments, extension activities, quizzes, homework assignments, and more. Don't miss this resource!
Properties of Useful Carbon Compounds
Nine action-packed organic chemistry exercises are contained in this mini-unit on carbon containing compounds. Examples include constructing models of alkanes, producing aromatic esters, and preparing pigments for paint and dyes. Chemistry scholars learn to write molecular formulas and draw structures for carbon compounds. Because of the complexity of the activities and level of skills required, this would not be recommended for first-year chemistry classes. It is, however, a superior resource!