Aromatic Side Chain Oxidation to Carboxylic Acid

Aromatic side chain oxidation is an interesting reaction. Benzene is not easily oxidized, nor is an alkane. However, when attached to a benzene ring the benzylic carbon is susceptible to a unique oxidation yielding a benzoic acid. This video walks you through the reaction including what to look out for along with multiple practice problems. […]

Aromaticity Practice Problems for Aromatic, Antiaromatic, Nonaromatic

Aromaticity is one of the more exciting topics in organic chemistry! Partly because of it’s potential for¬†easy points on your quiz/exam.. that is IF you truly understand, not merely memorize: when you know what to look for to identify aromatic, antiaromatic and non aromatic compounds. Start with the Aromaticity Review + Videos, then see how […]

Aromaticity Tutorial for Cyclic, Charged and Heterocyclic Aromatic Compounds

Aromaticity is one of the more exciting topics in organic chemistry, typically covered right before Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution. The concept can be tricky but the rules are relatively straightforward. Once you master this topic, aromatic questions become the source of quick and easy points, on an otherwise more difficult exam. In this tutorial I will […]