What are Alcohols?

OH my, it's time to learn about alcohols! Introduce this important group of organic molecules to the class with a short, informative video. Students work alongside the narrator to correctly write the structures and names of primary, secondary, and tertiary alcohols. The content also includes the uses of many alcohols.

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Instructional Ideas

  • The video can be used as a day one introduction to the topic or can be assigned as homework the night before
  • Partners can work together to draw the structures in the video and provide feedback to one another
Classroom Considerations

  • Viewers must have a basic knowledge of hydrocarbon chains to make full use of the resource

  • Animated sequences help to illustrate the placement of the OH functional group in primary, secondary, and tertiary alcohols

  • Displays a portion of the characteristics of alcohols too rapidly, making them illegible without pausing the video