Organic Chemistry

STPM Chemistry Form 6 – The Alkanes (Part 2)

2 October 2011

This Part 2 of notes on The Alkanes from Berry Berry Easy for STPM Form 6 Chemistry is focussed on the general reactions of alkanes. The focus in this part is given to reactions of alkanes with halogens. Typically, alkanes react with halogens in the “free radical halogenation” reaction where H-atoms of alkanes are replaced [...]

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STPM Chemistry Form 6 – The Alkanes (Part 1)

29 September 2011

Alkanes for STPM Chemistry level are simply chemical compounds which are saturated and have only H and C atoms. By being saturated hydrocarbon compounds, they are bonded only by “single bonds“. They have the general formula of CnH2n+2. The simplest form of alkane is methane with just a single carbon atom with 4 hydrogen atoms [...]

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STPM Chemistry Form 6 Note – Tips on Learning Organic Chemistry

27 August 2011

Organic chemistry for STPM Chemistry Form 6 students is often regarded as a very difficult mega-topic. Usually, it is more about the mind set of the students than the actual difficulty of the subject itself. Without listening to seniors or any other opinions that organic chemistry is difficult, it is actually just simply about the [...]

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STPM Chemistry Form 6 – Introduction of Organic Reaction (Part 3 – Final)

25 August 2011

Inductive effects are the effects of charge transmission by electrostatic induction through a chain of atoms in a molecule. The inductive effects is usually measured through the Hammett equation which describes the linear free-energy relationship of reaction rates and equilibrium constants. Fortunately, the scope covered in STPM Chemistry is not too large. You’ll learn all [...]

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STPM Chemistry Form 6 – Introduction of Organic Reaction (Part 2)

23 August 2011

Sites of organic reactions refers to the sites within molecules where there are additional or a deficit of electrons. Read all about it here on Berry Berry Easy in this post, Part 2 in the chapter of Introduction to Organic Chemistry for STPM Chemistry. It is important to understand the reaction sites in terms of [...]

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STPM Chemistry Form 6 – Introduction of Organic Reaction (Part 1)

22 August 2011

Organic reactions for STPM Form 6 Chemistry simply means chemical reactions which involves organic compounds. From it, you’ll learn about basic organic chemistry reaction types with focus on reaction types such as substitution reactions, elimination reactions and addition reactions. (Other common reaction types like pericyclic reactions, rearrangement reactions, photochemical reactions and the familiar redox reactions [...]

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STPM Chemistry Form 6 Note – Introduction of Organic Chemistry

20 August 2011

Organic chemistry is the study of carbon-based compounds (with emphasise on hydrocarbon for STPM Chemistry/Form 6 Malaysia) in terms of strutural properties, its composition and their involved reactions. The compounds that are deemed to be organic compounds are wide-ranging. Carbon compounds (with the exception of some inorganic carbon compounds) are usually organic in nature. At [...]

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