Amino Acids, Amides and Chirality Videos

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Overview: Amino Acids, Amides and Chirality

This is an overview of Topic 33: Amino Acids, Amides and Chirality. It includes alpha amino acids, reactions, preparation of amides and optical isomerism.

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This video introduces amides including classification, naming examples and the preparations of amides.

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Amino Acids Introduction

Video explaining what amino acids are and more specifically alpha amino acids.

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Reactions of Amino Acids

This video looks at the reactions of amino acids with alkalis, acids and alcohols providing examples.

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Introduction to Optical Isomerism

This video explains optical isomerism using a visual aid of molecular models to show it.

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Drawing the Optical Isomers for Molecules with 2 Chiral Centres

This video demonstrates how to draw optical isomers when there are two chiral centres.

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How we Distinguish between Optical Isomers

This video uses a diagram to show how optical isomers can we differentiated.

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