Organic and biochemical compounds
What is an organic compound?

 
 

How many covalent bonds can a carbon atom form?
 
 

Why canít the compound CBr5 exist?
 

How many hydrogen atoms would be attached to this compound?:

C=C-C=C
 

What is a hydrocarbon?
 

What is an alkane?
 

What is an alkene?
 

What is an alcohol?
 

Identify the following as an alkane, alkene, or alcohol:
2-methylpentane_________________
3-methyloctane_________________
1-nonene_________________
butanol_________________
3-heptene_________________
cyclohexane_________________
 

What is unusual about the behavior of alcohols?
 
 
 

What is a polymer?
 
 
 

Give three examples of natural polymers.
 
 
 

Give three examples of artificial polymers.
 
 
 

List two properties that make polymers good materials:
 
 

What is a biochemical compound?
 
 

What is a carbohydrate?
 

Give three examples of carbohydrates.
 
 
 

What is a protein?
 

Give three examples of proteins.
 
 
 

What is an amino acid?
 

Give three examples of amino acids.
 
 


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