Use the resources on the What Are Hydrocarbons? student esheet to answer the questions on this sheet.
What is an organic compound?
How is the term "organic" used among farmers and food stores today?
Why are carbon-based compounds lumped together as a separate subject within the study of chemistry?
Is carbon a metal or a nonmetal?
Carbon's atomic number is six. What does that tell us about any carbon atom?
What is carbon's electron shell configuration?
How many valence electrons does carbon have?
Will carbon as an atom interact with other atoms to form ionic or covalent bonds?
In order to fill its outer shell, how many bonds will carbon make?
What are hydrocarbons?
Are hydrocarbons organic or inorganic molecules? Why?
Why can carbon form so many different types of compounds?