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. […]

Aromatic Side Chain Oxidation to Carboxylic Acid

Aromatic side chain oxidation is an interesting reaction. Benzene is not easily oxidized, nor is an alkane. However, when attached to a benzene ring the benzylic carbon is susceptible to a unique oxidation yielding a benzoic acid. This video walks you through the reaction including what to look out for along with multiple practice problems. […]

Naming Aromatic Compounds Part 2 Ortho Meta Para Substituents on Benzene

In the previous video, Part 1 of the Aromatic Nomenclature, you saw how to name Benzene molecules using IUPAC and common nomenclature for a substituted benzene. This tutorial video below, Part 2, will walk you through the IUPAC rules for naming disubstituted benzene compounds using ortho meta and para. (Watch on YouTube: Aromatics 2. Click […]

Aromaticity Tutorial for Cyclic, Charged and Heterocyclic Aromatic Compounds

Aromaticity is one of the more exciting topics in organic chemistry, typically covered right before Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution. The concept can be tricky but the rules are relatively straightforward. Once you master this topic, aromatic questions become the source of quick and easy points, on an otherwise more difficult exam. In this tutorial I will […]

Aromatic Compounds Study Guide Cheat Sheet

When it comes to naming Aromatic compounds in organic chemistry, you will be required to know both common and IUPAC names. My┬áNaming Aromatic Compounds videos teach you how to approach nomenclature. or CLICK HERE for my entire 21-video series on Naming Organic Compounds. However, students often ask me for a list of ‘required’ or ‘common’ […]

Acidity of Aromatic Compounds in Organic Chemistry

Aromaticity plays a big role in acids and bases, typically covered at the orgo 2 level. Substituted aromatic compounds can have varying acid strength based on the type AND location of the substituent. This video takes you through a series of aromatic acid comparisons. (click HERE to watch this video on YouTube. Transcript coming soon) […]

Naming Aromatic Compounds

Naming Organic Compounds Series: Video 20 This video and the following video will┬átake you through the steps for naming aromatic compounds using their common names, as substituents off larger molecules, and as a parent molecule using ortho / meta / para. Click HERE for the Naming Aromatic Compounds Cheat Sheet (Watch on YouTube: Aromatics 1. […]