Orgo Oxidation Reduction Reactions Study Guide Cheat Sheet

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, so […]

Alkyne Reactions Overview Cheat Sheet – Organic Chemistry

In response to the feedback for my alkene reaction cheat sheet I’ve compiled another organic chemistry reference sheet, this time for alkyne reactions. Do NOT simply use this guide to memorize reaction products. Instead use this guide as you study to ensure that you understand mechanisms and recognize reaction sequences. I spent nearly 2 hours […]

Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Study Guide Cheat Sheet

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. […]

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 […]

Chirality and Stereochemistry Cheat Sheet Study Guide

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 […]

Carboxylic Acid Derivative Study Guide 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 […]

Alkene Reactions Overview Cheat Sheet – Organic Chemistry

The true key to successful mastery of alkene reactions lies in practice practice practice. However, when you have a homework assignment, quiz,exam around the corner, it helps to have a reaction summary guide for quick reference. That’s why I created this alkene reaction overview. This guide is designed to help you recognize alkene reaction products […]

Organic Chemistry Study Schedule

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 […]

How to Use Your Organic Chemistry Model Kit

An organic chemistry model kit will be a huge help to understanding this difficult 3-dimensional topic. But where do you draw the line between effective study aid and tedious annoying time-wasting-on-exam crutch? In this video I’ll walk you through how to use your organic chemistry model kit. From the unboxing of my go-to Molecular Visions Model […]

Functional Group Priority Cheat Sheet

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 […]