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Chemistry Worksheet-Functional Groups in Amino Acids
In this amino acids worksheet, students answer nine questions about the functional groups of amino acids, about the nine essential amino acids and they draw Lewis structures for the amino acid alanine.
Functional Groups ~ What is the Family Name?
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.
IUPAC Rules for Naming Compounds with Functional Groups
For this naming compounds with functional groups worksheet, students read about using the IUPAC rules for naming these compounds and they draw structures for 3 -carbon, 2-carbon and 4-carbon molecules and give the names for each.
Sal approaches the functional group OH. He gives details of the term alcohol, and clarifies the differences from drinking alcohol. Again, there is practice of naming molecules and functional group location.
Functional Group Lesson Plan
High schoolers role play a group of people trying to convince investors to invest on their particular compound. In this chemistry lesson, 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.
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.
Organic Chemistry Problem Set Exam 1
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.
Chemistry 116 Exam 2 Summer 2009
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.
Chemistry 116 Exam 1, Spring 2009
This five-page exam was designed for a biochemistry and organic chemistry course. It covers the molecular geometry and properties of organic comounds. Test takers identify compounds, functional groups, and isomers. They draw Lewis structures and the products of chemical reactions.
Chemistry of Carbon - Building Blocks of Life
A great review of the structure and function of carbon-based molecules important to life, especially with relevance to humans. The chemistry behind the combination of polymers and the breakdown of bonds is covered. Valuable content in this slideshow is the collection of diagrams of each functional group.
Introduce your class to one of chemistry's functional groups, haloalkanes. A list of several functional groups is shown, but then viewers are taught to identify and name haloalkanes. Examples of these compounds are given and the problems associated with using chlorofluorocarbons are explained. This is an outstanding presentation except that chlorofluorocarbons is misspelled on the corresponding slides.
Students observe how esters are synthesized and recognize that esters have unpleasant odors. They record any noticeable changes in reaction of the organic and sulfuric acids. They discuss the syntesis of an ester and name one property of an ester.
Chemistry of Carbon
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 on this topic. This presentation would also be a great review starter.
Lipids: Fats and Oils
A fantastic presentation with great images should improve student understanding of lipids and their involvement in the body. The chemistry of different fats, phospholipids, and steroids are explained. Additionally, the specific uses, interactions, and complicating factors of most compounds discussed.
Lipids: Fats and Oils
A fantastic presentation with great images should improve student understanding of lipids and their involvement in the body. The chemistry of different fats, phospholipids, and steroids are explained. Additionally, the specific uses, interactions, and complicating factors of most compounds is discussed. This is the student version, used to accompany a full PowerPoint, which is also on our site.
Advanced chemistry learners assimilate amides by viewing this presentation. Scroll through pages of information about the functional group, how amides are prepared, nomenclature, and the role in the formation of proteins. This is a no-frills presentation that details the facts using simple black fonts and perfectly constructed diagrams.
Chemistry Midterm Topic Review
In this chemistry review worksheet, students answer and solve 95 questions about chemical reactions, hydrocarbons, functional groups, moles, acids and bases and solutions.
Organic Chemistry Review
In this organic chemistry review worksheet, students answer 10 questions about different organic molecules. They draw structures, they name structures, they draw polymers, they identify the type of isomer given molecules are and they identify functional groups.
Organic Chemistry-Naming Substituted Hydrocarbons
In this substituted hydrocarbons worksheet, students learn how to name compounds using a table of organic functional groups and the rules for naming hydrocarbon compounds. They practice naming twenty substituted hydrocarbons.