Organic Chemistry: A Review with Flashcards, college or MCAT

Learn organic chem from top to bottom with this 12-hour review of both semesters, reinforced with 400+ e-flashcards
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Using proven methods of teaching, you will learn almost everything you need to know to ace your college organic chemistry course. Taught by a former university instructor, this 12-hour review course takes you through all of the major topics of both semesters of organic chemistry. The course will teach you common tricks used by your professor on exams, clues hidden within some chemistry problems, and helpful tactics for getting the grade you want. Included in the course are 400+ electronic flashcards. These show you the most common problems you will find on your exam and talk you through how to solve each one. This course is perfect for college organic chemistry students of all levels and anyone who wants to ace MCAT organic chemistry.

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  • Each student should have passed general or freshman chemistry

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  • Understand organic chemistry mechanisms and reactions, and be able to crush their final exam.

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  • This organic chemistry course is meant for undergraduate organic chemistry students and students looking to take the MCAT.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Organic Chemistry I
13:26

In this lecture, we introduce you to your organic chemistry course. Here you will learn the basics of how to study for organic chemistry, see the curriculum, and here about our philosophy of how to best learn organic chemistry.

Organic Chem I- Module 1-1: Bonding
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11:54
20:15

In this lecture you will learn about resonance, hybridization, nomenclature and conformations of alkanes

21:16

In this lecture, you will learn about cyclic compounds. Mostly you will learn about cycloalkanes, but specifically we will focus on cyclohexane, including boat and chair conformations. You will then finish up with heterocyclic rings and a guided 4-question practice test.

18:33

In this lecture you will learn about radicals, stereochemistry, alkyl halides and alcohols. Among other things, you will learn the tricks of radical reactions, how to determine the stereochemistry of difficult molecules, meso compounds, optical rotation, and why alkyl halides are so useful.

23:12

In this lecture, you will learn about radical, including their stability, reactivity and reactions they can undergo. You will also learn the three steps inside of every radical reaction (initiation, propagation, and termination). You will also learn about stereochemistry, including how to determine the chirality of a molecule, why chiral compounds can be biologically active, and a trick for determining stereochemistry (R or S).

16:34

In this lecture, you will continue learning about stereochemistry and will see optical rotation with plane polarized light, meso compounds, enantiomers and diastereomers. You will then finish the module with a guided 4-question practice test.

04:48

In this lecture, you finish the modules on stereochemistry and alkyl halides with a guided 4-question practice test.

15:49

In this lecture, you will learn all about alkenes. Specifically, you will learn about structure, nomenclature, cis/trans and E/Z designations, and the hydrogenation reaction.

13:03

In this lecture, you will continue to learn about the various reactions alkenes can undergo, including the reaction with hydrogen halides, peroxides, and their mechanisms and stereochemistry.

14:46

In this lecture, you will continue to learn about the various reactions alkenes can undergo, including the reaction with halogens, halogens in water, hydroboration and ozonolysis.

14:58

In this lecture, you will learn more reactions of alkenes, including carbene reactions, dihydroxylation, and epoxidation. We will then finish the lecture with another 4-question guided problem session.

15:43

In this lecture, you will learn all about the SN1 reaction. You will learn about such topics as leaving group stability, what makes a good nucleophile, and the mechanism of the SN1 reaction

15:59

In this lecture, you will learn more about the E1 and SN1 reactions. You will learn about such topics as carbocation stability, leaving group stability, solvent separated ion pairs, carbocation rearrangement, factors that influence the reactions, and why one reaction will occur over another. This lecture has a lot of examples to help you learn these reactions cold.

05:31

In this lecture, you will get an introduction into the E1 reaction. It is a short lecture, which will be continued in the next lecture.

14:44

In this lecture, you will learn more about the E1 reaction including acid-catalyzed eliminations, see a comparison of the E1 and SN1 reaction and take a 3-question practice test.

08:55

In this lecture, you will learn all about the SN2 reaction. Mainly, you will learn the mechanism of the reaction, the Walden inversion, and what type of nucleophile is best for promoting an SN2 reaction.

12:15

In this lecture, you will learn more about the E2 and SN2 reactions. Specifically, you will learn about the effects of sterics and substrates on the SN2 reaction. This will be followed by a discussion of the E2 reaction, focusing on the mechanism, the requirement for anti-periplanar geometry, and a practice problem with a cyclohexane which is "locked" in one conformation.

10:08

In this lecture, you will finish learning about the E2 and SN2 reactions. You will learn about the Hoffman vs Zaitsev elimination, and how to tell the difference between the four reactions (SN1, E1, SN2, E2). We will finish with another three question guided practice test.

13:42

In this lecture, you will learn about advanced chemistry of alkynes including their structure, formation, reduction, reaction with hydrogen halides, oxidation to ketones, and oxidative cleavage.

11:16

In this lecture, you will learn about advanced chemistry of a special set of double bonds: allylic and conjugated double bonds. You will learn about what makes them special, allylic halogenation & hydrogen halide addition, and conjugate vs direct addition (our royal rumble).

12:40

In this lecture, you will learn about the one reaction that professors just love to ask aobut on exams: the Diels-Alder reaction. You will learn about molecular orbital interactions that make the reaction work, see some examples of the reaction, and see what diene and dieneophiles work the best. We finish with a brief discussion about other electrocyclic reactions before we do a few practice problems together.

15:52

In this lecture, you will learn about benzene, arene rings and all of their reactions. Specifically, you will learn about benzene side-chain reactions, (like free radical halogenation), before you learn more about Huckle's rule and aromaticity.

12:13

In this lecture, you will learn about electrophilic aromatic substitution (EAS). Specifically, you will learn about Friedel-Craft's alkylation and acylation, EAS nitration and the mechanism of EAS.

19:53

In this lecture, you will learn about more about EAS. Specifically, you will learn about why some functional groups are "activators" and some are "deactivators" and how this affects EAS (whether the reaction goes o, m, or p). You will also learn the mechanism of all of these reactions and three methods to get around trick exam questions your professor might throw at you. Last, we finish up with three practice problems to cement in what you have learned.

1 page

In this lecture, we give you printable review materials for some of the more important topics you learned in this course. The materials are:

1) Free radicals: A chart of the 3 major steps of a radical reaction with some helpful hints.

2) SN1, SN2, E1, E2: A chart which shows you how to distinguish between these four reactions and which conditions will favor one over the other.

3) Organic I basics: All of the most basic tenets of organic chemistry in one place.

4) Common functional groups: A chart of the most basic functional groups seen in organic I. This is a need-to-know for all students.

5) EAS chart: A chart of the most common electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions and how they are interconnected.

Section 2: Organic Chemistry II
18:03

In this lecture, you will get a sneak peak at the second semester of organic chemistry. While the first semester focused on learning concepts, the second semester is all about organic chemistry reactions and synthesis. You will learn about H-1 NMR, C-13 NMR, IR and MS in this lecture. Specifically you will learn about to read spectra, see which peaks in each method matter the most and learn how to combine the different methods to determine the structure of an unknown compound.

17:54

In this lecture, you will learn about retrosynthetic analysis with a discussion of the theory behind it and how to use it for this course. Then, you will then learn all about EAS (for those of you that skipped it in the first semester). Specifically, you will learn about benzene side-chain reactions, and Friedel-Craft's alkylation and acylation..

21:42

In this lecture, you will earn even more about EAS. Specifically, you will learn about EAS nitration and halogenation, along with multi-step EAS. You will also learn why some functional groups are "activators" and some are "deactivators" and how this affects EAS (whether the reaction goes o, m, or p). You will also learn the mechanism of all of these reactions.

09:20

In this lecture, you will learn some tricks you can use on EAS problems. You'll learn three methods to get around trick exam questions your professor might throw at you. We then finish with some practice problems to cement in what you have learned.

16:21

In this lecture, you will learn about the first component of every organic chemistry reaction: the electrophile. Specifically, we will focus on the electrophilic carbonyl, including ketones, aldehydes, esters and all of their derivatives. You will learn about the some of the many reactions these electrophiles can undergo, including the Wolff-Kishner reaction, acetal formation, Wittig reaction, and the Baeyer-Villager reaction.

20:20

In this lecture, you will learn about carboxylic acid chemistry. This will include their structure and function, how to de-carboxylate (in certain circumstances), esterification, lactone formation, and carboxylic acid derivatives (such as esters and acid halides). We will then finish the lecture with a little bit about ether synthesis.

11:58

In this lecture you will learn about epoxides as electrophiles. This lecture will teach you about their formation and the two ways they can undergo reaction with a nucleophile (basic and non-basic opening). We finish up with a brief discussion of the spectroscopy of carbonyls and three practice problems to put what we have learned into action.

19:48

In this lecture, you will learn all about the second part of each organic chemistry reaction: the nucleophiles. You will start by learning about the four main types of organometallic nucleophiles: Grignards, organolithiums, organozincs, and organocuprates. You will learn the how to form and react each one. Then we will finish with a comparison of the four together, and show you which one is best for any given situation.

08:56

In this lecture, you will see alcohols and thiols as nucleophiles. We will look at how they react with different electrophiles and the various reactions you can perform with them, such as the esterification, oxidation, and the formation and cleavage of diols.

13:49

In this lecture, you will learn all about the amine group as a nucleophile. You will learn about numerous methods to prepare amines, the diazotization reaction, and aryl diazonium salt chemistry. We will finish up with several guided practice problems to test your knowledge of what you just learned.

12:53

In this lecture, you will learn about enols and enolates. Specifically, you will learn about what they are, how they are formed (by acid or base) and how they react. You will learn such reactions as the aldol synthesis and alpha carbon halogenation.

12:57

In this lecture, you will learn all about what makes the carbon alpha to a carbonyl special. You will learn about reactions that can occur there, such as alkylation at the alpha carbon, mixed aldol reactions, direct and conjugate addition to unsaturations, and the Michael addition.

15:59

In this lecture, we finish our discussion of the alpha carbon. You will learn all about ester enolates, the Claissen reaction, the Dieckmann reaction, acylation of the alpha carbon, mixed Claissen reactions, and the malonic ester synthesis. We finish with a couple of guided practice problems to make sure you see what kinds of questions a professor might ask on an exam.

09:29

In this lecture, you will learning everything you need to know about nucleophilic aromatic substitution (NAS) and benzyne. Specifically, you will learn about the mechanism of NAS, some NAS reactions, how to form benzyne and how benzyne can participate in the Diels-Alder reaction.

13:20

In this lecture, you will learn about phenols. You will learn about why phenol is special, discuss its acidity, see EAS reactions with phenol, look at how O-acylation occurs, and learn how to carboxylate phenol. Lastly, we will introduce you to arylamines and discuss their reactivity.

14:43

In this lecture, you will learn about real-life synthesis of pharmaceuticals, using only chemistry you have learned in this course. You will then learn about selective oxidation at the benzylic position, the reduction of aromatics to alkanes,regioselective aryl synthesis, aryl ethers, and the Claissen rearrangement. We then finish up with a couple of practice problems before it is time to move on to biomolecules.

13:25

In this module, you will learn all about the chemistry of biological molecules, starting with the carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are just like many other molecules which have a bunch of hydroxyls. You will start by learning about the structure of the carbohydrate, then move to acylation reactions, reactions at the anomeric carbon, glycoside & polysaccharide synthesis and a little bit about cell-surface carbohydrates.

16:27

In this lecture, you will learn about three other types of biological molecules: fats, steroids and amino acids. You will learn about how to create and deconstruct fat molecules, what a steroid frame is and what type of chemistry can be done on them, the structure of the amino acid, the Strecker amino acid synthesis, what is a peptide bond and how to form polypeptides.

08:10

In this lecture, you will learn about the chemistry of DNA. Specifically you will learn about nucleotides and nucleosides and how phosphorous plays a crucial part in DNA chemistry. We will then finish with some guided problems on biomolecule chemistry.

16:32

This lecture is part 1 of 3 where you will learn all about retrosynthesis. This is the art of examining and deconstructing larger molecules into more manageable smaller ones. From here, you will learn how to build the small molecule back into the original larger molecule using the process of total synthesis. Using practice problems and detailed explanations. you will learn exactly how to approach one of these problems from a variety of different routes, depending on what type of problem your professor gives you. This is the lecture that ties the entire class together for most students.

14:30

This lecture is part 2 of 3 where you will learn all about retrosynthesis. This is the art of examining and deconstructing larger molecules into more manageable smaller ones. From here, you will learn how to build the small molecule back into the original larger molecule using the process of total synthesis. Using practice problems and detailed explanations. you will learn exactly how to approach one of these problems from a variety of different routes, depending on what type of problem your professor gives you. This is the lecture that ties the entire class together for most students.

15:17

This lecture is the final lecture about retrosynthesis. This is the art of examining and deconstructing larger molecules into more manageable smaller ones. From here, you will learn how to build the small molecule back into the original larger molecule using the process of total synthesis. Using practice problems and detailed explanations. you will learn exactly how to approach one of these problems from a variety of different routes, depending on what type of problem your professor gives you. This is the lecture that ties the entire class together for most students.

1 page

In this lecture, we give you printable review materials for some of the more important topics you learned in this course. The downloadable materials are:


1) 8 reactions you need to know to pass this course.

2) A chart of crazy functional groups. Some of the lesser known functional groups of organic chemistry.

3) Spiderwebs: Shown in Module 7 of organic chemistry II, this is our version of the link chart showing how all of organic chemistry is interconnected.

4) EAS Chart: the chart of common electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions you should know.

Section 3: Guided Practice Problems
04:27

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.


There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

07:01

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.


Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.


There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

03:15

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

06:51

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

03:06

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

03:15

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

08:13

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

06:20

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

02:41

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

08:11

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

05:29

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

03:19

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

06:52

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

07:06

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

05:38

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

05:17

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

05:11

In this lecture, you will see all sorts of different types of problems that may show up on your organic chemistry exam. We have broken the flashcards up into different sections.

Here is how you use the flashcards effectively:

1) Once you get to the question slide, pause the video. The question slides are five seconds long.

2) Answer the question on a piece of paper. DON'T do it in your head. You are cheating yourself if you do this. It is too easy to say "yeah, i knew that" or "that's what i meant" once you see the answer.

3) Unpause the video and allow it to advance to the answer. Pause the video on the answer and see if you got it.

There are three different difficulty levels for each question:

2-star questions: Everyone who wants to pass the course should know most of these.

3-star questions: B and C students should get most of these.

4-star questions: If you want an A in your course, you should know most of these.

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Instructor Biography

Michael P, Organic chemistry instructor

i have been interested in chemistry for my entire life. I have a BS in chemistry, an MS in organic chemistry, a PhD in bio-organic chemistry and have been tutoring for over 15 years. My graduate research was in synthetic organic chemistry where we created new and exciting pharmaceutical candidate drugs for testing in mice. The research was very well received, as I received several grants/fellowships and a number of awards. I also was an instructor at the university during that time, where I taught organic chemistry to undergraduate students. I really love teaching students and helping them to learn this difficult but really rewarding course. After taking this course, most students tell me they really loved it and are excited to take another more advanced chemistry course.

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