Functional Group Priority Cheat Sheet

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When it comes to naming organic compounds, a molecule with a single functional group is easy. Simply follow the puzzle piece approach to naming organic compounds. What happens when you have more than one functional group present on the molecule? That’s where this Functional Group Priority cheat sheet (scroll down) comes in. Find the highest […]

Chirality and Stereochemistry Cheat Sheet Study Guide

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Chirality is a tough organic chemistry topic. But if you’re reading this you already know. Be sure to watch my chirality video series to make sense of chiral atoms, enantiomers, absolute configuration and finding R/S for simple and complex molecules. The cheat sheet below is meant to serve as a study guide to help you as […]

Sample Organic Chemistry Preview Calendar

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Organic Chemistry is one of the more difficult undergrad courses you’ll face. Notorious for it’s low class averages and high withdrawal rates, this course can impact your GPA negatively if you are not prepared. With your Orgo 1 or 2 course just around the corner, don’t risk starting the semester unprepared. Don’t put yourself in a […]

Aromatic Compounds Study Guide Cheat Sheet

Aromatic Compound Cheat Sheet Preview

When it comes to naming Aromatic compounds in organic chemistry, you will be required to know both common and IUPAC names. My Naming Aromatic Compounds videos teach you how to approach nomenclature. or CLICK HERE for my entire 21-video series on Naming Organic Compounds. However, students often ask me for a list of ‘required’ or ‘common’ […]

Organic Chemistry Acid Base Cheat Sheet Study Guide

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Acids and bases do not require much math at the organic chemistry level. Instead you will be required to understand what makes a strong acid or weak conjugate base. Your goal is to understand the nature of acidity and basicity so that you can comfortably rank the strong and weak molecules based on structure and […]

Orgo Oxidation Reduction Reactions Study Guide Cheat Sheet

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Oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry can get very confusing very quickly due to the sheer volume of reaction types and chemical reagents involved. To help you keep track of these reactions and reagents I’ve put together the Oxidation/Reduction Study Guide Cheat Sheet Below.   This guide is the result of hours of work, […]

SN1 SN2 E1 E2 Organic Chemistry Study Guide Cheat Sheet


Substitution and Elimination reactions are potentially the most difficult topic at the Organic Chemistry 1 Level. Unlike other reactions which follow similar patterns, with the SN1/SN2/E1/E2 reactions you are faced with different circumstances for similar molecules and asked to choose a reaction pathway. The average cheat sheet gives you a ‘memorize without logic’ roadmap, which […]

Carboxylic Acid Derivative Study Guide Cheat Sheet

carboxylic acid derivatives cheat sheet

With organic chemistry finals just around the corner, you are likely reaching a breaking point with regards to the sheer volume of reactions and reagents you are required to master. And while my primary suggestion will be to ‘learn, study, and understand’ the reactions, you may find yourself overwhelmed trying to organize your notes and […]

Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Study Guide Cheat Sheet

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Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution reactions are one of the more fun topics that you will study in Organic Chemistry. But perhaps you find it tricky due to the sheer volume of information that makes up the big picture. And so, in addition to my EAS Tutorial Video Series I’ve put together a thorough EAS cheat sheet. […]

Organic Chemistry Functional Groups Cheat Sheet

Organic Chemistry Functional Groups Cheat Sheet

There are so many functional groups in organic chemistry that it’s hard to keep track of them all. That’s why I’ve created this quick functional group cheat sheet to remind you of the group name/appearance. I put a lot of work into this to help you study, so please don’t keep it to yourself. Click […]