Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike Pali got a bachelors degree in chemistry from Binghamton University, a masters degree in organic chemistry from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in bio-organic chemistry from the University of Arizona. His research focus was on novel pain killers which were more potent than morphine but designed to have fewer side effects. There may even be a patent or two that came out of it. Prior to all of this, he was a chemist at Procter and Gamble. After all of that, he (briefly) worked as a post-doctoral assistant at Syracuse University, working on novel organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). In between, he did NOT compete at the 1996 Olympics, make the Atlanta Braves opening day roster, or become the head coach of the Indiana Pacers, as he had intended. #fail During this entire time, he always loved helping students, especially if they were struggling with organic chemistry. In 2006, Dr. Pali founded AceOrganicChem.com in order to make learning organic chemistry fast and easy. 14 years and about 60,000 students later we are still helping students to learn organic chemistry one reaction at a time at https://www.aceorganicchem.com

Strong nucleophiles you need to know [with study guide & chart]

What are strong nucleophiles?   Strong nucleophiles: Strong nucleophiles…this is why molecules react. The nucleophilic site of the nucleophile is the region of a molecule that is reactive and has the electron density. Strong nucleophiles are VERY important throughout organic chemistry, but will be especially important when trying to determine the products of elimination and …

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Tips for writing organic chemistry lab reports

As to properly reference the authors, here is a guide from Lynchburg College on how to write a science report well. A Few General Characteristics of Good Writing in Chemistry 1.  Clear.  This is perhaps the most important characteristic of all writing, but is especially important when detailed, complicated experimental data is discussed.  Be sure …

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