Tag Archives: organic chemistry

Is it E1, E2, SN1, or SN2??

      This is such a common question, not only for students but on exams too.  How the heck do you tell the difference between an SN1, SN2, E1, E2 reaction?  Check out the chart below to start.   … Continue reading

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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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Detect Hydrogen Sulfide Using Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution

This is some very cool chemistry.  And this post is dedicated to all of those who think that the organic chemistry you learned in your class was useless. A professor and his graduate student at the University of Oregon have … Continue reading

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“Ace Organic Chemistry Mechanisms with EASE”: a new e-book for the iPad, only $1.99

Hey everybody.  We have just published our latest e-book called “Ace Organic Chemistry Mechanisms with EASE”, which teaches students a step-wise and methodical approach to solving organic chemistry mechanisms and synthesis problems called the EASE method.  The e-book has over 2 … 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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Organic Chemistry Podcast

Hi Everybody – AceOrganicChem.com is very proud to announce the release of their new video podcasts.  Each week the podcast will go over the topics that you are seeing in your class at that time.   The podcasts are relatively short … Continue reading

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Graduate School for Organic Chemistry?? Not a bad idea if I do say so myself.

Graduate School for Organic Chemistry?? A presumptuous congratulations on passing this class.  For some of you it was not easy.  For others, it might have been enjoyable.  And for a select few of you, it was so awesome that you would … Continue reading

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Over 15 hours of organic chemistry help for only $12.99

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Organic Chemistry Help: Symmetric diols came from the Pinacol reaction

Some of your professors will try to sneak this one in on you during an exam:  Your professor will ask you to synthesize the symmetric diol shown below and you will either not know how or you will come up with … Continue reading

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