Cis Trans and E Z Geometric Isomers

Cis Trans E Z Step by Step tutorial by Leah4Sci

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 […]

Propyl Butyl and Pentyl Branched Substituents

Butyl Substituent Isomers butane n-butyl secbutyl isobutyl tert butyl

When you hear n-butyl, secbutyl, isobutyl and tert butyl. Do these terms scare you? Learning Organic Chemistry is like learning a new language where certain prefixes and suffixes will mean different things. Different ways of arranging bits and pieces will bring you to different variations of compounds. But just like a new language, the more you see it, […]

Organic Chemistry Functional Groups Simplified to Memorize By Leah Fisch

Organic chemistry functional groups video 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 […]

Aromatic Compounds Study Guide Cheat Sheet

Aromatic Compound Cheat Sheet Preview

When it comes to naming Aromatic compounds in organic chemistry, you will be required to know both common and IUPAC names. My Naming 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’ […]

Naming Aromatic Compounds

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Naming Organic Compounds Series: Video 20 & Video 21 These two videos take 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 Naming Organic Compounds Series: Video […]

Naming Amides

Nomenclature Tutorial Video 19 amides

Naming Organic Compounds Series: Video 19 This organic chemistry tutorial video takes you through the IUPAC rules for naming Amides. Examples include naming simple and substituted amides (Watch on YouTube: Amides. Click CC on bottom right for transcript.) <– Watch Previous Video: Naming Amines –> Watch Next Video: Naming Aromatic Compounds (+ Benzene v Phenyl) […]

Naming Amines

Nomenclature Tutorial Video 18 amines

Naming Organic Compounds Series: Video 18 This organic chemistry tutorial video takes you through the IUPAC rules for naming Amines. Examples include naming simple and substituted amines, along with diamines (Watch on YouTube: Amines. Click CC on bottom right for transcript.) <– Watch Previous Video: Naming Esters –> Watch Next Video: Naming Amides This is […]

Naming Esters

Nomenclature Tutorial Video 17 esters

Naming Organic Compounds Series: Video 17 This organic chemistry tutorial video takes you through the IUPAC rules for naming Esters. Examples include naming simple and substituted esters, along with diesters. (Watch on YouTube: Esters. Click CC on bottom right for transcript.) <– Watch Previous Video: Naming Carboxylic Acids –> Watch Next Video: Naming Amines This […]

Naming Carboxylic Acids

Nomenclature Tutorial Video 16 carboxylic acids

Naming Organic Compounds Series: Video 16 This tutorial video shows you how to name compounds with a ‘COOH’ or carboxyl functional group using my puzzle piece approach to IUPAC naming. (Watch on YouTube: Carboxylic. Click CC on bottom right for transcript.) <– Watch Previous Video: Naming Ketones –> Watch Next Video: Naming Esters This is […]

Naming Ketones

Nomenclature Tutorial Video 15 ketones

Naming Organic Compounds Series: Video 15 This Leah4sci tutorial video shows you how to name molecules containing a carbonyl in the middle of the chain using my puzzle piece approach to IUPAC nomenclature. Naming examples include simple and substituted ketones, multiple carbonyls and cyclic ketones. (Watch on YouTube: Ketones. Click CC on bottom right for […]