In this lesson our instructor talks about organic compounds. She talks about isomers, functional groups and carbohydrates. Then she goes on to discuss lipids, phospholipids, and steroids. Four complete example videos round up this lesson.
compounds are compounds containing carbon. Organic chemistry is the
study of carbon containing compounds.
consist of carbon and hydrogen atoms bonded together and are
have the same molecular formulas but differ in their structures.
Three types of isomers are structural isomers, geometric isomers and
of atoms that are particularly important in determining a molecules
behavior and form are called functional groups.
are sugars and can be categorized as monosaccharides, disaccharides
or polysaccharides. Carbohydrates are a vital source of energy for
are a diverse group of hydrophobic molecules. Lipids include fats,
oils, phospholipids and steroids as well as waxes.
can be divided into the categories saturated and unsaturated are
based on the composition of the hydrocarbon portion of the fatty
acids. Saturated fats contain only single bonds between the carbon
membranes are made up of phospholipids. Phospholipids are composed
of two fatty acids attached to a glycerol molecule that has
phosphate group attached.
are lipids containing a carbon skeleton of four fused rings. This
fused ring structure is called cholesterol and is the building
block for other steroids. Many hormones are steroids.
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