Alcohols contain the hydroxyl functional group. A hydroxyl group is a hydrogen and an oxygen connected to a carbon atom. This video lesson includes a dramatic demonstration of the combustion of an alcohol. Duration: 9:58.
A variety of functional groups contain what is known as a carbonyl, which is a carbon atom double bonded to an oxygen atom. This video lesson focuses on ketones, aldehydes, and amides. Duration: 5:47.
Amines, based on the amine functional group, form alkaline solutions. Alkaloids are structurally complicated amines that occur in nature. Duration: 4:12.
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This video lesson focuses on carboxylic acids and esters. Included is the synthesis of methyl salicylate, which is the chemical responsible for the smell of wintergreen. Duration: 7:56.
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