An introduction to chemical science. This tutorial attempts to present the major concepts that define modern chemistry, without, of course, getting into the gory details! As far as possible, macroscopic and microscopic views are presented in parallel; thus the concept of composition is divided into formula and structure. Energetics, dynamics, and synthesis are the other principal concepts. The unit concludes with an illustrated summary of the main currents of modern chemistry. (S. Lower, )
Unit 12: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
Naming Alkanes including Cycloalkanes, Naming Alkenes including Cycloalkenes, Cis/Trans Isomers, Aromatics, Naming Alkynes, Recognizing and Naming Functional Groups: Alcohols, Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides, Amines, Biochemistry: Proteins, Carbohydrates, Lipids (Fatty Acids), Nucleic Acids, Cell Division, Protein Synthesis.
The Flinn™ AP* Biology Prep Course is a complete review of biology’s core concepts to set students on a path of success in AP* Biology. Students use this course to refresh their understanding of photosynthesis, respiration, protein synthesis, cell division and big-picture applications in ecology and evolution. This course will review:
The Flinn™ AP* Chemistry Prep Course is a complete review of chemistry’s most important concepts that set students on a path of success in AP* Chemistry. Students use this course to refresh their understanding of foundational chemistry topics such as nomenclature, bonding, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry. This course will review:
- this package of Word, PDF and Windows software from the Journal of Chemical Education Software can be used in any high school or college chemistry classroom or lab to explore the way energy is distributed in real chemical systems and as an entry into discussions of the probabilistic nature of entropy. All that is needed is about 30 minutes, some open space, some paper money, and a group of students who know how to play (or can be taught quickly) the game "rock–paper–scissors." The relationships among probability, energy distribution, microstates, equilibrium, fluctuation, chemical reaction, and entropy as a measure of the "dispersal" of energy are discussed in the context of this activity.