This last and final topic lightly introduces generalized concepts associated with the advanced topic of organic chemistry. Often, college-level chemistry begins with a full semester of inorganic chemistry (Chem I) – preceding a semester of organic chemistry (Chem II). Students become acquaint themselves with the importance of carbon (C). Various formulas related to Alkanes and their naming conventions are touched-upon. Contrasts and comparisons of Alkenes and Alkynes are briefly examined. Last, a few conventions for naming Aromatic compounds are introduced. This topic does not aim for application or higher-level considerations of the subject-matter – rather, students should strive to become initially familiar with basic ideas and concepts preparing them for more advanced pursuits at a collegiate level.
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Lesson 2 (or “Day 2”) Material
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- Read Chem 48 – Chemistry of Life
- Read Chem 48 – Importance of carbon
- Read Chem 48 – Outline of organic chem.
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Compare Contrast and Debate
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- Science & Engineering Practice: Ask questions and define problems.
- Cross-Cutting Concept: Structure and Function.