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 the share buttons above so that your friends can benefit too.

Need more? Watch my Organic Chemistry Functional Groups tutorial video for a detailed breakdown of groups, structures, and memory tricks. ย then try the Functional Groups Practice Quiz to see if you’ve mastered them all.

Click image below for full view. PC users hit ‘CTRL + P’ to print. Mac users… sorry I don’t know the print shortcut

organic chemistry functional groups guide


  1. David Appy says

    This is so helpful!

  2. Oh my goodness you are such a blessing to me I loved the tricks you’d explain for remembrance. It will surely helpful for me

  3. Hi Leah I have been watching videos and practising the quiz for organic chemistry
    ร have been doing OK so far But much better than how I initially started
    thanks to your website

  4. The Earthling says

    Thanks for the time u take to teach. I’m 40 and relearning mathematics, and chemistry. You have been a huge help.

  5. thank you,for teaching

  6. You Are an Angel Leah, love your Videos. Wish you were my chemistry Lecturer.

  7. Matthew ward says

    you are a great teacher Leah
    thank you so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hey Leah you simply know how to explain. great job

  9. Thank you so much Leah for your great help. This really guided me through it all !

  10. Thanks a lot it helps me connect some of chem. groups and understand their naming.

  11. You’re the Goddess of chem Leah. Thanks so much for sharing all this. Its helped me soooo much!!

  12. i got a quiz on 21st FEB and i was like no way to pass this course
    but i swear you are savage
    thanks alottt

  13. thank you very much for sharing your knowledge

  14. Zakaria Guenifi says

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  15. i simply love these videos. I have just started out on organic chemistry and it all seemed so confusing till i came across your videos. Thank you so much! Chemistry seems a lot more fun now!

  16. Thank you so much for all your help Leah
    I love all these cheat sheets and quizzes!

  17. Day of the exam, STILL confused, hours and hours down the drain with multiple resources… and then you explain it in a few videos appropriately broken into easy to digest segments in an easy to understand (and even fun!) way. THANK YOU

  18. wow fantastic

  19. Adelheid says

    Thank you. organic chemistry was starting to sound more ‘Chineese” than “English” for me. but with your work its much easier now. it sounds like “English now”
    God bless you.

  20. thank you so much.
    your work will live on forever.

  21. Leah l would like to meet you personally. You are a genius. Keep the good job up.

  22. My teacher doesn’t teach shit I come home crying every night untill I watch ur video.. I love u are u in the Los Angeles area I want ONE ON ONE TUTORING PLZ

  23. Thanks Leah
    I m enjoying the the chemistry lecture whatever u have uploaded
    U are the best and beloved teacher for all. god bless u
    U are provided the boosts for every Chemist

  24. thanks leah
    u r doing an amazing job.
    God bless u

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