Organic chemistry - it's alkynes of fun

  • Posted on: 23 January 2019
  • By: ZackWilliams
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We will focus on organic chemistry - ­no, not the study of organic foods, but the study of carbon-containing molecules. We will expand upon knowledge of organic chemistry from Level 2 to include functional groups such as aldehydes, ketones, esters, amides, and acyl chlorides. We will try for ourselves the many chemical reactions that can be done with these organic compounds to make useful things, such as polymers and esters! This term will be “alkynes” of fun, so hopefully no one will be “diene” of boredom.

There will also be an optional internal exam about the uses of chemistry in society. This will make us relate theory to the real world. A considerable amount of time will be given to the students to complete this assessment.

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