Alkyne Reduction – Hydrogenation Reaction and Mechanism

Alkyne Reduction Hydrogenation Reaction and Mechanism Leah Fisch

Alkynes can be reduced to alkanes and alkenes due to having a triple bond. This video walks you through the conditions required for all 3 reduction products.  These include complete hydrogenation as well as the partial reduction to a cis or trans alkene. You’ll also learn the step by step mechanism for (radical) dissolving metal […]

Introduction to Alkyne Reactions in Organic Chemistry

Introduction to Alkyne Reactions in Organic Chemistry by Leah Fisch

Alkyne reactions typically mark the turning point between basic organic chemistry and this just got real! This video provides an introduction to what you can expect when studying alkyne reactions. From their basic chemistry and properties to the various alkyne reactions. (Watch on YouTube: Alkyne Intro. Click CC  for Transcription.) –> Watch Next Video: Alkyne Reduction – Hydrogenation […]

Organic Chemistry Preview Guide: What to Pre-Study for the Upcoming Orgo Semester

Organic Chemistry Preview Guide What to Pre-Study for the Upcoming Organic Chemistry Semester

Your organic chemistry class is just around the corner.  You’re hoping, planning, committing,  have the best intentions… you want to get an A! These are great steps, And they work, But they’re all hypothetical! At least until the semester begins and you have a chance to take action on your goals! Why not turn your […]

Orgo Prefinals Backwards Study Calendar

Orgo Prefinals Backwards Study Calendar Leah4sci

Finals will be here before you know it, what should you do? This video will discuss creating a ‘Backwards Calendar.’ What does this mean? How will it help? Watch and find out (Watch on YouTube: Finals.Click CC for transcription) Start getting familiar with the following study strategies: How to overcome procrastination How to study while doing mundane […]

Acid Catalyzed Hydration of Alkenes Reaction and Mechanism

Acid Catalyzed Hydration of Alkenes 2 +L4S

Acid catalyzed hydration of alkenes involves replacing the pi bond on an alkene with a water molecule.  This is done by adding an alcohol to the more substituted carbon atom, and hydrogen to the less substituted carbon atom. This reaction follows Markovnikov’s rule and may undergo a carbocation rearrangement. If it is chiral, the product […]

MCAT Study Plan for Jan/Spring 2019 Workshop Recording – Expires Oct 24th!

MCAT Live Workshop Leah4sci

Recording of Sunday’s ‘January & April MCAT Study Plan Workshop.’ This video will be available through October 24th. This video shows you how to create a step by step MCAT study plan with milestones and checkpoints every step of the way! This way you can know you’re always on track, or help you QUICKLY identify […]

Organic Chemistry Study Schedule

Organic Chemistry Study Schedule by Leah Fisch

Organic Chemistry is hard enough on its own, don’t let it take over your schedule too! Learn how to create a balanced study schedule that focuses enough on organic chemistry so that you can ace it, but ALSO gives you time for everything else! In this video see how to balance studying for orgo, other classes, work, family, personal time, and […]

2019 MCAT Dates

United States MCAT 2019 Test Dates Leah4sci

Taking the MCAT in 2019? The dates are finally out though registration doesn’t open until late October. What you’re looking at here: This year is slightly different in that the US and Canadian schedules are not the same. The MCAT is typically offered a number of times in January for the ‘winter schedule’. Then the […]

Studying in the Shower

Study MCAT Organic in the Shower with speakers Leah4sci

Time is often the biggest issue when it comes to studying for the MCAT. With 3 years worth of undergraduate studies to master for the exam, not to mention all the practice passages, full lengths and review, it’s often a race against the clock. Learning content in Phase 1 is time consuming, But it doesn’t […]

Backpack Trick for Organic Chemistry Reactions

Backpack Trick for Organic Chemistry Reactions by Leah4sci

When it comes to organic chemistry reactions, many students focus on learning the EXACT steps by memorizing the SPECIFIC molecules presented in their books and lecture slides. Then, when something looks even slightly different on the exam, they panic! One such scenario: replacing water with alcohol in a reaction sequence – either as the attacking molecule or […]