Today is the last day?of?the 5 days Accelerated Learning Techniques seminar that i have been attending. So far so good! Event has been awesome and i have learned something new each day on getting our human mind & heart to learn things more efficiently and effectively, so that you will remember for the Rest of Your Life! Students under my wings before should know what i mean yeah?!
I look forward to 2 hours later where the event start rocking again. Meanwhile, before i leave my house, i just want to touch abit more on Organic Chemistry. I have heard from many students?for the last 2 weeks that they dont really understand how to apply to the examination questions on Organic Chemistry, based on the information that were taught in school…
Let’s start the discussion by defining Hydrocarbons.
Hydrocarbons are compounds which contain Carbon and Hydrogen only. They occur abundantly in coal, petroleum and natural gas.
Saturated Hydrocarbons are those in which the combining capacity of the carbon atoms is as fully used as possible in bonding with hydrogen atoms, e.g. the alkanes.
Unsaturated Hydrocarbons are those in which the combining capacity of the Carbon atoms is not fully used. Unsaturated hydrocarbons are characterized by double or triple bonds between carbon atoms, e.g. the alkenes.
As mentioned previously, there are other compounds that contain elements like Oxygen, Nitrogen, Sulfur and other halogens (besides the Carbons and Hydrogen Atoms) –> we call these compounds collectively as Organic Compounds. There is a chance that they also have C=C double bonds.
Let’s continue by trying out one Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) as shown below:
Quick Check 1:
Which compound has an addition reaction with chlorine?
PS: Try it out and leave your answers in the Comments Section right below this post. I encourage everyone to learn something here by participating actively by posting comments and suggested answers
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