5.1 The Remarkable Carbon Atom

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.