Alcohol Reactions in Organic Chemistry

Alcohol Reactions Video Tutorial Series By Leah4sciAlcohol Reactions are crucial to have in your Organic Chemistry synthesis & reactions arsenal.

This series will take you through everything you need to know, starting with the basics of structure and naming, a review of physics properties, and of course lots and lots of alcohol reactions.

Need help as you progress? Follow along with the Alcohol Reactions Cheat Sheet (coming early February).

When you feel you have it all down test your knowledge with the Alcohol Properties & Reactions Practice Quiz (coming early February)

Introduction to Alcohol Reactions by Leah FischVideo 1: Introduction

This video gives a basic overview of the alcohol functional group, including, naming, ranking, and structure.

Nomenclature Tutorial Video 10 alcoholsDetailed Naming Alcohols Video

 This video takes you step by step through naming an organic compound containing a hydroxyl or ‘OH’ functional group.


Physical Properties of Alcohol Solubility and Boiling Point Video Tutorial in Organic Chemistry by Leah Fisch

Video 2: Physical Properties

This video reveals WHY behind physical property trends of alcohol such as solubility, boiling point, polarity, and more.

Coming Soon: late Jan / Early Feb

  • Physical Properties of Alcohols – Solubility and Melting Point
  • Acidity and Basicity of Alcohols
  • Acidity and Properties of Phenols
  • Alcohol Properties and Reactions Practice Quiz
  • Alcohol Reactions Cheat sheet

For more on Ranking Alcohols, see The Pencil Trick Tutorial + Video!