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 […]

Cis Trans and E Z Geometric Isomers

 Your organic chemistry course will cover many different types of isomers. Isomers have the same molecular formula but something about them is different. Geometric isomers, a type of stereoisomer, differ in their geometry or shape. This happens when substituents are LOCKED in a specific relationship to each other. I say locked because, unlike conformational isomers in […]

Introduction To IUPAC Nomenclature

Naming Organic Compounds Series: Video 1 This video is designed to give you an introduction to my ‘puzzle approach’ to IUPAC Nomenclature. Many orgo students find the topic of naming to be difficult or tricky when they attempt to name a large molecule in one shot. However, in this video I show you how to […]