Organic Chemistry Teacher Resources
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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-Understanding Organic Reactions
In this organic reactions worksheet, students are given descriptions of the seven types of reaction of organic compounds. They then answer six questions about these reactions.
Organic Chemistry-Naming Hydrocarbons
In this naming hydrocarbons worksheet, students are given a table of the prefixes used for naming hydrocarbons based on the number of carbon atoms and their location. They then practice naming ten hydrocarbon compounds using the rules of naming and the chart of prefixes.
WS 10.1 Organic Chemistry
In this organic chemistry worksheet, students compare inorganic and organic compounds. They write structural and molecular formulas for given molecules.
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.
Organic Chemistry:Review of Organic 4
In this organic chemistry review worksheet, students complete 50 multiple choice questions on naming and identifying organic compounds.
Organic Chemistry Naming Examples 5
Sal continues to work through examples of more complicated carbon chains in this final video in a series of five. He presents a complicated name and attempts to work through it logically and draw the structure. His humor makes these strategies fun and easy to watch.
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Eleventh graders investigate properties and common uses of some synthetic organic compounds as well as learn basic structures and properties. The culminating activity includes creating a time line of the discoveries or inventions of synthetic organic compound.
Grade Improvement Options for Organic Chemistry - MCAT Exam Questions
The first two pages of this resource may not be useful as they contain a narrative as to how someone can improve their grade on an organic chemistry exam. The final page, however, contains four sample MCAT exam questions. You could use this page as a pop quiz for your emerging organic chemists, or simply distribute it as practice for the MCAT. Problems address isomer structure, carbocation, reactivity, and more.
Organic Chemistry Practice Test
Framed as an organic chemistry practice test, this resource could be used for a variety of purposes. Composed of 15 questions about organic compounds such as isomers, alkynes, alkenes and amines, and other topics related to organic chemistry, this could be used as a test, a review, an in-class activity, or a homework assignment. Answers are provided.
In this organic chemistry worksheet, students review organic compounds and their specific characteristics. This worksheet has 10 fill in the blank, 6 multiple choice, and 4 short answer questions.
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.
Condensation Polymerization: Preparation of Thiokoll® (Polysulfide Rubber)
This lab activity is geared toward experienced chemistry learners, in particular, those who are familiar with organic chemistry. They will create a synthetic elastomer and then make observations and measurements of its different properties. Place this into your curriculum when teaching about polymers.
Organic Chemistry Naming Examples 3
In the third video of five, Sal continues to work through examples of more complicated carbon chains.
Representing Structures of Organic Molecules
Sal starts off this video by looking at a traditional chain of carbons and working through the different ways they can be diagrammed.
This organic chemistry lab activity is appropriate for teaching polymerization, percent yield, melting point, or the types and uses of polymer materials. Chemistry pupils imagine that they are working for a company to develop a special polymer and then work in the lab to synthesize nylon. The teacher page offers very little instruction, but since the student lab handout is thorough, it provides enough for you to carry this lesson out in your advanced or organic chemistry class.
Addition Polymerization: Preparation of Polystyrene Using Two Types of Initiators
Advanced chemistry classes compare the polymerization of styrene using two different initators: benzoyl peroxide and aluminum chloride. Once they synthesize polystyrene, they compare the two producet for melting point and density. There are not a lot of teacher's notes included, but the lab sheet for learners is explanatory. This is a terrific lab activity for AP classes or those studying organic chemistry.
BioFuels: The Chemistry and Economics of Alternative Fuels
Junior chemists manufacture biodiesel in the lab. In this exercise, they check the purity of the biodiesel using thin layer chromatography. They also calculate its density and heat of combustion. They are sure to rise to the challenge and also become more aware of tomorrow's technology!
Chemistry Study Room
In this chemistry worksheet, students are offered a variety of assistance to help them be successful in organic chemistry. They will have access to the library, missed class notes and computer interactive programs to help them with chemical equations. There are many other resources.