How to Use Your Organic Chemistry Model Kit

How to use your organic chemistry model kit by Leah Fisch

An organic chemistry model kit will be a huge help to understanding this difficult 3-dimensional topic. But where do you draw the line between effective study aid and tedious annoying time-wasting-on-exam crutch? In this video I’ll walk you through how to use your organic chemistry model kit. From the unboxing of my go-to Molecular Visions Model […]

Cyclohexane Chair to Double Newman Quiz Challenge Question

Cyclohexane Chair to Double Newman Projection tutorial video

This video walks you through the Chair Conformations Practice Quiz bonus question B – Converting a cyclohexane chair conformation to double Newman Projections. Practice is ESSENTIAL to mastering Organic Chemistry. You have to be able to apply the skills you are learning. First, complete the Cyclohexane Chair Conformations Practice Quiz, and then watch this video where I go over the Challenge Question […]

Cyclohexane Chair Conformations Practice Quiz

Cyclohexane Chair Conformations Quiz

Chair conformations can present quite the challenge in Organic Chemistry. But they don’t have to. Start by gaining your foundation in the Chair Conformations Tutorial Series.  Then test your knowledge and understanding of this topic with the quiz below. Scroll to the very bottom of this quiz for a link to the FREE quiz solutions PDF […]

Cyclohexane Chair Conformations Axial and Equatorial Stability

Cyclohexane Chair Conformations video tutorial drawn and shown on model kit .jpg

“Why does cyclohexane have to be in a chair conformation? How do I know which carbon goes up or down?” Learn this and more in video 1 of the chair conformation series. Learn how to recognize a chair, what it represents (with a model kit and on paper) and the nature of axial and equatorial substituents. (Watch […]

Drawing Chair Conformations and Ring Flips for Cyclohexane

Drawing chair conformations and ring flips for cyclohexane

Studying chair conformations is likely one of the trickiest visual topics in organic chemistry, perhaps second only to Fischer projections. Not only are you required to learn a 3-dimensional concept, but you also have to manipulate that 3-D molecule on 2-dimensional paper. The average orgo student is not an artist, making this topic even trickier. […]