Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids


This is part of the HSC Chemistry course under the topic Reactions of Organic Acids and Bases.

HSC Chemistry Syllabus

  • investigate the structural formulae, properties and functional group including: – primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols – aldehydes and ketones (ACSCH127) – amines and amides – carboxylic acids

  • explain the properties within and between the homologous series of carboxylic acids, amines and amides with reference to the intermolecular and intramolecular bonding present

  • investigate the differences between an organic acid and organic base

Carbonyl Compounds: Structure, Properties & Reactions

This video introduces a new group of organic compounds – carbonyl compounds, including the structure, properties and reactions of

  • aldehydes
  • ketones and
  • carboxylic acids (organic acid).



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