Instructional Video

Organic Chemistry: Branched Chain Alkanes

Is your organic chemistry class ready to branch out? Go out on a limb and show them a helpful video from JFR Science. The narrator addresses branched chain alkanes in the resource, complete with handy tips for identifying the parent chain and properly placing and naming functional groups.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Pause the video as directed to let the class draw structures
  • To help pupils identify functional groups more quickly, draw some common ones on the board and name them
Classroom Considerations
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • Presents nomenclature in a step-wise method that students can use throughout organic chemistry
  • The narrator builds on prior knowledge, which gives pupils confidence in a tough subject
Cons
  • None
Common Core