Let me gently introduce you to the wonderful world of organic chemistry. We will learn about homologous series, their functional groups and how to draw the structure of and name the molecules in these series using IUPAC naming rules. The course covers alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, branched chain organic molecules, alkyl halides, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, alcohols and esters.
Is Mastering Organic Chemistry Important to Your Future?
You will learn about the homologous series in a simple way, with lots of drawings and models to help you get it.
See the molecules come to life in our amazing 3D animations. After a while, you will be able to ‘see’ them in your mind when answering quizzes and questions.
You will be able to follow the step-by-step teaching and see that organic chemistry is not that hard once you know the basics.
The lectures are carefully graded from simple to complicated. Learning progresses in a natural fashion, so you will not feel overwhelmed by the new concepts.
The course will help you build a foundation of understanding on which to build your organic chemistry knowledge. The focus will be on real understanding, not just learning a bunch of rules. Naming molecules the right way will become second nature to you.
The course notes will help you create your own summary. If you are unsure how to study organic chemistry, this will be a big help to you. A new, better way to study plus your new understanding are sure to give your grades a boost. Better grades will also improve your chances of being accepted to your first choice college or university.
If you are already in college, or are a professional, and you need a refresher in basic organic chemistry, then this course is for you too!
The carbon atom and its unique properties is the reason that there are so many organic molecules in the world. Find out why in this lecture.
Some model answers to help you along.
Now that you are on your way, let's review what we have learned so far.
The rules that are used to name alkanes form the basis of the rules used to name all the other organic molecules. This lecture walks you through the basics of naming these organic molecules using the IUPAC naming rules for alkanes.
Time to practice naming those alkanes.
Keep practicing naming molecules in the alkane homologous series.
Learn about the properties of alkenes and their IUPAC naming rules. Practice drawing and naming them.
Practice naming the isomers of alkenes.
In this lecture we will extend your knowledge by naming and drawing these more complicated alkene molecules.
Alkynes are unsaturated hydrocarbons with triple carbon-carbon bonds. This lecture will show you how to name them.
Let's see if you can name these molecules.
Now that you can name the common parent molecules, we will learn how to name a molecule with a branched chain.
Practice naming some more complex branched organic molecules.
The halide functional group is common in organic molecules. Let's learn how to name the molecules that contain this group.
Let's practice naming branched alkanes and alkyl halides (haloalkanes).
This lecture deals with the naming rules for the aldehyde homologous series.
Ketones look similar to aldehydes but beware! You name then differently.
Practice naming ketones. Pay attention to the position isomers of ketones!
Let's practice naming aldehydes and ketones.
Learn how to name these organic acids correctly.
Let's check your understanding of carboxylic acids.
Learn the difference between a primary alcohol, a secondary alcohol and a tertiary alcohol.
Discover the IUPAC naming rules for alcohols and practice naming, drawing and classifying alcohols.
Practice naming more alcohols. The examples get progressively more difficult so don't miss one.
What happens if there are multiple hydroxyl groups? And what is the alcohol is unsaturated? This lecture helps you overcome these difficulties.
Let's name some alcohols.
Understand esterification (the reaction that makes esters).
Discover the IUPAC naming rules for esters.
Get some more practice naming esters.
Let's name some esters.
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