Resonance Structures Organic Chemistry Tutorial Video

Watch Orgo basics resonance structures step by step video tutorial by Leah4Sci

Orgo Basics Video Series: Video 6 Resonance structures are alternative Lewis structures for a molecule or an ion. To draw the resonance hybrid or structures, we are moving electrons between adjacent atoms.  Overwhelmed? In the video below, you will see an explanation and illustration of resonance structures and resonance hybrids step-by-step. This will help you visualize […]

Major and Minor Resonance Contributing Structures


Orgo Basics Video Series: Video 7 You know now how to draw the resonance structures. But which one is the most accurate resonance structure?  Which one is most representative of the molecule? In this video, I will explain what it means to be the most stable & least stable resonance structures and how to identify it […]

Lewis Structure Trick for Organic Chemistry Molecules

Lewis Structures in Organic Chemistry Video 5

Orgo Basics Video Series: Video 5 Lewis structures provide you with a simple way to draw out an organic molecule showing every atom, bond, and lone electron pair. While not ideal for demonstrating bond angle and molecular geometry, it’s a great way to begin your understanding of molecules and bonding in organic chemistry. Every professor […]

sp2/sp Hybridization, Bond Angle, Molecular Geometry Tutorial Video

Orgo Basics Video 3 sp2 sp hybridization bond angle and geometry

Orgo Basics Video Series: Video 3 sp2 and sp hybrids provide organic compounds with unique shapes and reacting abilities. This video breaks down the hybridization for sp2 and sp fused orbitals using carbon and other commonly seen atoms to help you understand hybrids, geometry, and bond angles. (Watch on YouTube: Bond Angles. Click cc on bottom […]

sp3 Hybridization, Bond Angle, Molecular Geometry Tutorial Video

Orgo Basics Video 2 Hybridization Bond Angle and Geometry

Orgo Basics Video Series: Video 2 Carbon is the most common element you’ll come across in your organic chemistry course. It’s ability to bind up to 4 different atoms for a 3-dimensional structure makes it so unique and so important to organic compounds. This video helps you understand the sp3 hybridization for carbon and other […]

Ionic, Polar Covalent and Non-Polar Covalent Bonding Tutorial Video

Orgo Basics video 1 bonding by Leah Fisch

Orgo Basics Video Series: Video 1 Your organic chemistry professor will take it for granted that you have a solid understanding of bonding. Specifically the chemical nature of ionic bonds, polar covalent and non-polar covalent bonds. These will be especially important once you start working through reactions because understanding bonds will help you recognize strong/weak […]

Formal Charge Formula Shortcut for Organic Compounds Video

Formal Charge Orgo Basics Video 4

Orgo Basics Video Series: Video 4 Calculating formal charge is one of the most important skills you have to master in your organic chemistry course. At first you’ll simply calculate which atom on a polyatomic ion carries charge. But as you get into more advanced reactions you’ll be using formal charge to identify reactive intermediates […]