• Chemistry
  • Year 11

Introduction to Organic Compounds

approx. 6 hrs

2 topics

24 concepts

Develop a fundamental understanding of hydrocarbons as a basis for Organic Chemistry

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The Introduction to Organic Compounds program is aligned to Unit 1: Area of Study 2 of the VCE syllabus. It covers the source of hydrocarbons and their grouping into different families including alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols and carboxylic acids.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 2 topics, broken down into 24 concepts.

  • Resource: Periodic Table 1 concept

    1. The Periodic Table

  • [VIC] - Introducing Organic Compounds 23 concepts

    1. Fractional Distillation of Crude Oil

    2. Origin of Hydrocarbons

    3. Carboxylic Acids

    4. Esters

    5. Nomenclature of Carboxylic Acids

    6. Nomenclature of Alchols

    7. Functional Groups

    8. Alcohols

    9. Nomenclature of Esters

    10. Alkynes

    11. Nomenclature of Alkenes

    12. Alkenes

    13. Nomenclature of Alkynes

    14. General Formula of Alkanes

    15. Organic Chemistry

    16. Nomenclature of Branched Alkanes

    17. The Diversity of Carbon Compounds

    18. IUPAC Nomenclature

    19. Why is Carbon so Special?

    20. The First Ten Alkanes

    21. Alkanes

    22. Hydrocarbons

    23. Experimental Determination of Empirical Formula by Combustion Analysis

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