What Are Functional Groups?

What's the function of functional groups? Explore the portions of biological molecules that make things happen with a video from Socratica's series on biology. The narrator illustrates each major functional group, then describes them in terms of their constituents, reactivity, and interactions with water.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Watch the video after viewing the first one in the series that describes the foundation molecules of biochemistry
  • Pass out flashcards and have the class make one for each functional group as they watch the video

Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure you've covered some basic organic principles before watching the resource
Pros

  • The study plan described in the video is helpful for beginners in biochemistry
  • Explains the content in a very detailed, thorough manner 
Cons

  • None
Common Core