Organic Chemistry Help: Learn new chemistry almost anywhere
by Dr. Mike on March 19, 2011
Did you know that there are 37 ingredients in a Twinkie? Here is photographic proof of it. Twinkie ingredients. Now that you are a budding organic chemist, if you saw the list, how many do you think you would be able to identify?
Ok here is a quick hint and a fun way to study chemistry almost anywhere.
There us chemistry all around us. A good way to learn it is to take the products you use everyday and look at the ingredients list. Figure out which compounds you already know and try to visualize the structures in your head or determine why they are in there. Find a chemical compound that you have never heard of and go look it up later. You'll not only reinforce compounds that you already know but learn some new organic chemistry at the same time. On what products can you do this? Just about anything. You can learn in the shower from soap, shampoo or shaving cream. You can learn while in the kitchen from just about anything you might eat. (Ironically the hardest food to use this technique on are organic foods since there are so few byproducts in them) For more organic chemistry help, please go to organic chemistry.