Organic Chemistry Learning Package

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This zip file contains many different activities (68 pages of student handouts and 1 PowerPoint with a total of 63 slides) which can be used to compose a unit for chemistry students involving some topics in Organic Chemistry. Topics in this unit include properties of carbon, general properties of organic compounds, families of hydrocarbons (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and benzene), functional groups (alcohols -- including classes, esters, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, organic acids and amino acids), naming hydrocarbons, isomers, major organic reactions (addition, substitution, fermentation, polymerization, esterification, soaponification, combustion, etc.) and fractional distillation.

While these lessons were originally designed to correlate to the performance indicators of the New York State Chemistry - Physical Setting curriculum, the components of this lesson may be easily used in other chemistry or physical science courses as well. The components this unit addresses in the NGSS Standards and Common Core Standards are indicated at the end of this description.

The components of this lesson package can easily be displayed to students using and LCD projector and may be readily modified into formats facilitating smartboard technology.

Many documents are included in both word docx as well as pdf format to allow editing for specific teacher needs.

The specific contents of the learning package includes the following items (the page count for these items are actual student handouts as answer key page counts are not included):

-- Marzano self assessment scale including learning goals and Common Core Reading/Writing and Mathematics Standards for students specific to this unit (2 pages)
-- Cloze notes handout for students with learning goals and Common Core Standards to accompany lesson PowerPoint (14 pages)
-- 63 slide PowerPoint to accompany the cloze notes
-- Organic Chemistry Reference Table (2 pages)
-- Introduction to Organic Chemistry Worksheet (2 pages/10 questions)
-- Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes Worksheet with answer key (3 pages/32 questions)
-- Naming Hydrocarbons Worksheet with key (1 page/8 questions)
-- Introduction to Naming Compounds with Functional Groups (2 pages/14 questions)
-- Isomers and Functional Groups Worksheet with with answer key (9 pages/42 mixed format questions)
-- Organic Reactions Worksheet with answer key (6 pages/33 mixed format questions)
-- Cyclic Hydrocarbons and Distillation Worksheet with answer key (3 pages/11 questions)
-- Organic Review Packet with Key for students (pdf only) (11 pages/87 questions)
-- Organic Chemistry Final Exam with answer sheet and key
(8 pages/40 mixed format questions)
-- Preparation of Esters Lab with key (3 pages)
-- Fractional Distillation of Cherry Coke with answer key (2 pages)

NGSS Standards

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.

HS-LS1-6. Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy –

WHST.9-12.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

WHST.9-12.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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Organic Chemistry Learning Package
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