Course Overview

In this unit, students begin with the simplest hydrocarbons, their structures, nomenclature and uses, and how these “tie in” to the basic concepts of organic chemistry. Next is the study of aromatic compounds i.e. benzene and its derivatives, and the many different areas of daily life in which these molecules play an important role.

HOURS OF INSTRUCTION: 15

Course Outline

    • Hydrocarbons
    • Aromatic Compounds and their Derivatives
    • Oxygenates Part 1 – Alcohols, Aldehydes, Carboxylic Acids
    • Oxygenates Part 2 – Ketones, Esters and Ethers
    • Nitrogen Compounds: Amines, Amides and Nitriles
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