22.1 Hydrocarbons

Chapter Introduction

John discusses the nature of organic chemistry from an organic farm. Duration 3:10.

About Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry is the study of carbon-containing compounds. Organic compounds can occur naturally or be created synthetically. This video lesson explains why the carbon atom is so special. Duration: 8:48.



A hydrocarbon is an organic compound that contains only hydrogen and carbon. This video lesson introduces three ways to depict organic molecular structures. Structural isomers are also defined. Duration: 8:04.

Conformation and Configuration

Configuration is how atoms are connected. Conformation is the spatial orientation of a particular configuration. Duration: 3:18.

Where Do Hydrocarbons Come From?

The main source of hydrocarbons is from fossil fuels, especially crude oil. How crude oil is transformed into various hydrocarbons is discussed. Duration: 7:39.