Organic Chemistry Functional Groups Simplified to Memorize By Leah Fisch

Organic chemistry functional groups made easyFunctional 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:

–> Watch Next Video: Introduction To IUPAC Nomenclature

This is Pre-naming Video in the Naming Organic Compounds Video Series. Click HERE for the entire series.


  1. A fantastic series of lectures , very clearly presented…Youve got a very easy listening voice as well.

  2. ah….. i m a fan of your explanation Leah…. thank u so much dear.

  3. i would like for the opportunity to improve my skill further.with Leah,chemistry becomes a joke.

  4. isn’t it ethylmethylamine and of course thanks for that great work

  5. it really helpme with my organic chemistry

  6. Love it, this really helped!

  7. Clear and listener-friendly 🙂 Thanks

  8. thanks for helping me

  9. Very helpful! Thank you so much! 🙂

  10. Yes i have seen it while ago☺ very helpful for my assignments☺

  11. This was an extremely helpful , Thank you so much !!!

  12. Thank you !!!

  13. Hello Leah, thank you. Do you have a video on haloalkanes? I’m wondering if it’s under another name perhaps. Best, Amy

  14. Leah, just starting chemistry A- level fast track organic chemistry names is baffling and frightening me. Thanks for this no-nonsense approach and helpful guide. I look forward to watching your other videos

  15. This was an extremely helpful amd easy to follow review! Thank you!

  16. thank you so much this helped a lot!

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