Organic Formulae 1

Puzzles are the formula for success in organic chemistry! Hydrocarbons abound in the first of two interactives involving basic organic molecules. The easy-to-use lesson is available online and in print form, so you can pick your delivery method.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Opt for the worksheet version to allow the class some formula-writing practice time
  • Add the activity to a beginning organic chemistry lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Students should understand the relationship between the nomenclature used and the number of carbons in the formula, as well as basic hydrocarbon structure
Pros

  • Gives pupils the big picture by having them relate the name of the molecule to its molecular formula, structural formula, and displayed formula
  • The online version includes hints to help users as they work the puzzles
Cons

  • None