Organic Chemistry Teacher Resources
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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.
In this organic reactions instructional activity, students are given descriptions of the seven types of reaction of organic compounds. They then answer six questions about these reactions.
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.
In this organic chemistry learning exercise, students compare inorganic and organic compounds. They write structural and molecular formulas for given molecules.
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.
In this organic chemistry review worksheet, students complete 50 multiple choice questions on naming and identifying organic compounds.
In this organic chemistry worksheet, students determine the relationships between compounds. Students use Newman Projections to draw stable conformations for compounds. This worksheet has 6 problems to solve.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Familiarize your class with the benzene derivative compounds. Some Sal will recommend memorizing, while others are mainly presented as practice for naming.
In the third video of five, Sal continues to work through examples of more complicated carbon chains.
Sal starts off this video by looking at a traditional chain of carbons and working through the different ways they can be diagrammed.
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.
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.
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.
A comprehensive practice exam, this resource covers many areas of chemistry. The test includes 71 multiple choice questions on topics such as problem solving, chemical equations, chemical formulas, thermodynamics, acids and bases, and organic chemistry. Take a look to see what else this practice exam includes! While this titled as a practice exam, it could be used as an actual exam. Answers are provided.
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.