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Organic Chemistry Lesson: Lipids


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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 25:11
  • Media: Video/mp4
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  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 103 MB
  • Posted: 10/16/2009

This lesson is part of the following series:

Organic Chemistry: Full Course (32 lessons, $139.59)

The lesson Organic Chemistry: Lipids addresses the classification and characteristics of the major groups: fatty acids, glycerides, non-glyderide lipids, and complex lipids. Steroid structure is included.

This lesson is part of a full course, Organic Chemistry that is available through the series listed above or in DVD format from the Chemistry Professor’s website at The full course addresses those topics recommended for inclusion in a college-level organic chemistry course. The essential topics addressed are: characteristics of organic molecules, alkanes, chemical reactions, alkyl halides, stereochemistry, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, substitution reactions, elimination reactions, infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, HNMR or Proton NMR, CNMR or C-13 NMR, ethers, epoxides, thioethers, conjugated systems, aromatics, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, amenes, carboxylic acids, acid derivatives, carbanions, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, and lipids. These topics are all addressed at the college level, with the understanding that students have a solid college-level chemistry background. Those students without this background should consider Professor Etheridge’s college-level Chemistry I and Chemistry II lessons lessons or full course prior to undertaking this organic chemistry course. The course is designed for college students who may need further assistance with their organic chemistry courses and for chemistry teachers and professors who could benefit from refresher lessons or are looking to alter their approach to a subject.

About this Author

Sandra Etheridge
Sandra Etheridge
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Sandra Y. Etheridge, Ph.D., is a Professor Emerita. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with emphasis in curriculum development in Chemistry from Florida State University in 1982, MAT in Teaching Chemistry from Duke University in 1963, and a BS in Chemistry at Limestone College in 1962. In addition to her education, she studied Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and InfraRed Spectroscopy at the University of West Florida.

Professional Experience:

1983-2009 Developed distance education video, etc. courses in chemistry.
1993-2003 Chair Division of Natural Sciences, Gulf Coast State College
1984-2003 Professor of Chemistry, Gulf Coast State College
1967-1983 Assistant Professor of...


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