Functional groups are key to success in organic chemistry. In order to recognize reactive portions of a molecule, you must first recognize the functional groups that influence reactivity.
But how do you quickly memorize the groups when they look so similar?
This video breaks down the common organic chemistry functional groups to help you understand what to look for along with mnemonics and memory tips.
(Watch on YouTube: Functional Groups. Click CC on bottom right for transcript.)
Links & Resources Mentioned In This Video:
- Functional Groups Study Guide Cheat Sheet
- Need a review on Functional Groups? Functional Groups Practice Quiz
- Pencil trick to identify primary/secondary/tertiary/quaternary groups
- Naming Branched Alkanes
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