IBDP Chemistry Chapter 10 Notes

organic chemistry


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Chemistry IBDP is one of the six group 4 Sciences of the IB curriculum. The IBDP Chemistry program explores the three important aspects of chemistry: Physical, Organic, and Inorganic chemistry. The program requires the student to take a look at the qualitative and quantitative aspects of each of the sections using a range of techniques. These techniques range from informative theoretical knowledge to practical applications in the lab and the real world.

This holistic approach allows students to learn in a variety of methods including but not limited to exploration, discovery, gathering and interpreting data, analysing outcomes, and giving feedback. The IBO’s special attention to criteria ensures that the student can interconnect the subjects they have chosen and be able to apply them in real life.

In this chapter of IBDP Chemistry, we take an in-depth look at the concept of Organic Chemistry. The chapter can be divided into five sections, all of which are covered in a comprehensive manner in our notes. We begin with introducing the concept of Organic Chemistry and the respective terminology used along with general classifications. The next section discusses different functional groups and the types of reactions that occur within each, in detail. Although, it focuses mainly on alkanes, alkenes and alcohols.

The third section looks at classifications of the types of the reactions that occur within organic chemistry, How they may effectively be represented in theory and the types of factors that affect each of them . Within this section, we also look at nucleophiles and electrophiles, primary, secondary and tertiary carbons, Markovnikov’s rules and the mechanisms of the reactions they impact. The last two sections take a look at synthetic routes and how they may be designed and the types of isomers in organic chemistry and their applications.

At the end of this chapter, we can expect the students to have a general understanding of Organic Chemistry and the varying groups, reactions and factors.