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These 37 slides start with definitions of six types of functional groups, their molecular structure, and multiple examples or each. During the rest of the presentation, organic chemistry learners are given an opportunity to practice identifying compounds based on molecular diagrams. This is an ideal way to begin the study of functional groups with your class.
After giving basic details about the properties of carbon, some of the common functional groups and molecules are featured. There is some information about specific functions and impact on the human body. The diagrams are helpful and could be used in any individual lesson plan on this topic. This presentation would also be a great review starter.
Students role play a group of people trying to convince investors to invest on their particular compound. In this chemistry activity, students research about different compounds formed by their assigned functional group. They create a PowerPoint presentation to share their findings.
Seven diagrams of molecules are given and pupils are expected to circle the functional groups. You could display this sheet for your class and work on it as a group. There is no need to print them out. You could also use the diagrams to discuss the molecular structure, naming of the functional groups, or electron distribution, and charge on the molecule.
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.
Though there are technically only 13 questions on this exam, they take up six pages and make a thorough assessment of organic chemistry principles. There are plenty of diagrams to label or complete. Emission spectra are displayed for interpretation. Topics evaluated include valence bond theory, functional groups, chair conformations, acid base reactions, molecular geometry, and IUPAC names.
Written for an introductory organic and biochemistry course, this exam will challenge your class. They label functional groups and stereocenters on drawings of molecules, draw structures given the name, complete drawings of chemical reactions, and answer questions about the characteristics of organic compounds. There are 13 problems in all, and a periodic table is provided for reference.