Functional Groups Guide – Organic Chemistry

Complete Guide to Recognizing, Drawing, and Naming Functional Groups in Organic Chemistry A functional group is a specific group of atoms that helps determine the chemistry and reactivity of the overall molecule. When classifying functional groups, we look at both the specific atoms present, as well as the manner in which they are connected to […]

Functional Group Priority Cheat Sheet

When it comes to naming organic compounds, a molecule with a single functional group is easy. Simply follow the puzzle piece approach to naming organic compounds. What happens when you have more than one functional group present on the molecule? That’s where this Functional Group Priority cheat sheet (scroll down) comes in. Find the highest […]

Organic Chemistry Functional Groups Simplified to Memorize By Leah Fisch

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 […]

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 […]