Lesson Plan: Structural Isomerism Chemistry
This lesson plan includes the objectives and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to define a structural isomer and explain why structural isomers display different physical properties.
Students will be able to
- define types of structural isomerism in order to identify chain, positional, and functional isomerism in different molecules,
- deduce and name different possible molecules from a given molecular formula,
- recall how changes in the shape of molecules can affect the physical properties of the organic substance.
Students will not cover
- E–Z, cis-trans, or optical isomerism.