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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Aldehydes and Ketones
    •  identify and name simple ketones and aldehydes
    •  explain the mechanism of nucleophilic addition to a carbonyl
    •  predict the products of oxidation and reduction of aldehydes and ketones and give the reagents required to perform these reactions
    •  identify a Grignard Reagent and know how to make it
    •  predict products from Grignard addition to aldehydes, ketones and carbon dioxide
    •  recognize an acetal.
  • Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
    •  identify and name simple carboxylic acids
    •  give the products from the reaction of a carboxylic acid with a base and recognize that this is a reversible reaction
    •  predict the product of the reduction of a carboxylic acid and give the reagents required to perform this reaction
    •  recognize the role of long chain fatty acids in soap
    •  identify carboxylic acid derivatives as esters, amides, acid halides and acid anhydrides
    •  give the products obtained upon hydrolysis of these carboxylic acid derivatives
    •  recognize that acid halides are more reactive than esters which are, in turn, more reactive than amides
    •  predict the products that will be formed when a carboxylic acid derivative is treated with an alcohol or amine
    •  give the reagents required for the interconversion of carboxylic acid derivatives
    •  list the physical properties of fats and oils
    •  identify the repeating structural unit of a condensation polymer given the monomers
    •  recognise proteins as polymers of amino acids
    •  explain how primary structure relates to a covalently bonded sequence of amino acids
    •  recognize that secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures result from interactions such as hydrogen bonds within and between protein chains

Textbook and eBook References

  • Aldehydes and Ketones - Chapter 21
  • Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives - Chapter 23
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Aldehydes and Ketones -  
  Carbonyl containing compounds  
Tags: Aldehydes | ketones | carboxylic acid derivatives  |  Contributed by Mat Todd
Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives -  
  Carbonyl containing compounds  
Tags: Aldehydes | ketones | carboxylic acid derivatives  |  Contributed by Mat Todd
  Interconverting COOH derivatives  
Tags: Carboxylic Acid Derivatives | Interconverting  

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