Category Archives: organic chemistry

Steps of a Free Radical Reaction

This is one of the best depictions of a free radical reaction I have seen.   It shows what can go on in this reactions and how we get from starting material to desired final product.   Initiation = 1 … Continue reading

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Organic Chemistry Help: Resonance between equivalent atoms means equal bond lengths.

Let’s talk resonance in organic chemistry.   Once most students hear this tip, it makes perfect sense to them, but it isn’t one that you might think about on your own.  Take a look at the structure below, and ask … Continue reading

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Watch out for the Flunking Professor

Because the sciences have become so popular in recent years, many of the larger universities have several professors teaching organic chemistry, which means in financial terms, this is a buyer’s market.  You have choices on whose class you take and … Continue reading

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Organic chemistry help: free iPhone app

Hey everybody. So there is a free organic chemistry app for the iPod/iPhone in the iTunes app store. It is called “Organic Chemistry Essentials” and it rocks. There are over 15 different sections to help with organic 1 and 2 … Continue reading

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Organic Chemistry Help: “Eject! Eject! Eject!” Carbonyls with an ejectable group are added to twice.

These functional groups remind me of 1985 when Maverick flew through the jet wash and Goose and he had to eject from their F-14 Tomcat.  What does this title mean?  What we are trying to say is that carbonyls can … Continue reading

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Free Organic Chemistry App for iPhone/iPod Touch

Hi everybody, so AceOrganicChem.com has teamed up with an iPod developer and has released an app to give a little on-the-go aide in organic chemistry.  The app is called “Organic Chemistry Essentials”, the rating so far is 4.5/5 stars from … Continue reading

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Organic Chemistry Help: Fischer Projections are a Black Tie Affair

Emil Fischer is considered by many to be the greatest organic chemist to ever live.  His problem was that he created a way of looking at organic molecules that is very confusing to undergraduates.  These structures are necessary to learn … Continue reading

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Are you taking organic chemistry this semester??

Hey everybody. Are you taking organic chemistry this semester? It is never to early to get a head start. My best advice is don’t fall behind early in the course or you will be in big trouble later on. Suggestion … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Summer Organic chemistry classes

Congrats on getting done with your finals!  Not an easy task sometimes.  But on the topic of today’s post, I was recently asked what I thought about students taking o-chem classes over the summer.  This is not an easy “yes … Continue reading

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Over 15 hours of organic chemistry help for only $12.99

Get all of AceOrganiChem’s organic II products (videos/flashcards/e-book) for only $12.99! (Save over 40%) Now is the chance to get the grade you want in organic chemistry for less than two drinks at your favorite bar.  From now until the … Continue reading

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