When a chemistry image is unavailable, cat photos will have to do

This past semester after every tutorial session I would send an email to my student with a list of topics that we discussed, and then a list of questions intended to stimulate thinking about the key concepts we talked about. I still do this: I think it’s helpful for both me and the student to have a permanent record of what we talked about and it’s also useful for subsequent review.

After this semester was over I went through the logs of the questions and answers I sent and transferred them to a big file, and then arranged them by subject. I just put the results on a free quiz website, so now they’re available for anyone to use. They’ve been divided into sections on structure and bonding, stereochemistry, conformations, reactions of alkenes, reactions of alkynes, alcohols/ethers, thermodynamics, and free radical chemistry.

They might still be a little rough in spots and aren’t as battle-tested as I’d like. If anyone out there wants a review of Org 1 concepts and would like to set up a Skype session with me to go over them, I’d be happy to offer it free of charge.

You can find a link to all my other quizzes here.

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Michael Lockhart January 7, 2011 at 9:21 am

What does this have to do with cats???

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Stewie Griffin January 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I was looking through the thermo quiz and noticed that on the hammond postulate question you have the answer switched. Exothermic rxns have a reactant like TS. Probably a simple typo.
:)

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James January 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

thanks!

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Stephen Hamlton February 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

On your free radical review you state that “NBS will result in dibrominated products whereas NBS will not,” or something like that. Should be Br2 then NBS.

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james February 19, 2012 at 1:42 am

fixed! thanks

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Kathy November 17, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Everything is made of molecules…including the cat…and that cat is BEAUTIFUL!

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