Discussion: Organic Chemistry No unread replies.No replies. Textbook: Chapters 14 and 16

Discussion: Organic Chemistry
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Textbook: Chapters 14 and 16 Bauer, R. C., Birk, J. P., & Marks, P. (2019). Introduction to chemistry. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
Weekly Concepts
Initial Post Instructions
The Discussions in this course are set up deepen your understanding of the material as you make real world connections and employ creative thinking. To get the most from these discussions, full engagement is expected on the part of the student. Be sure to stop by the discussion section frequently, not only to post, but to read the postings of your peers and instructor. Engaging with your peers and learning together is key to this experience. For you initial post, choose one of the options below:
Option 1:
A growing concern in agricultural and food chemistry is the presence of residues in food. We use many forms of organic chemicals in agriculture and food chemistry and there is growing concern as to how safe these materials are. Choose an organic chemical used in agricultural of food chemistry and report on the functional groups contained in your compound, the uses of the compound, and the safety of that compound. This research will require one or more
Option 2:
Choose a compound that is classified as an ether, aldehyde, ketone, ester, or alcohol, or amide. Report on important applications of this compound using at least one outside source. Next, write the condensed structural formula of a simple molecule with an ether, aldehyde, ketone, ester, or alcohol functional group for your peers to name (do not give away the answer!).
Week 5 – Welcome to Week 5!
This week we will be building off our understanding of chemical reactions to explore Redox chemistry. You will be using many of the tools you learned last week in acid/base chemistry to explore this topic.
Next we will be shifting gears a bit to dip into one of the largest and, arguably, most impactful branches of chemistry: organic chemistry. This is the chemistry and language of the versatile carbon atom. As you come into this portion of the class, I strongly suggest you approach this topic the way you would approach any new language: with practice and flashcards. At the end of this topic you may be surprised at how many chemical names you will be able to recognize in your day-to-day life.