Summary Sheets

by James

These are free sample PDFs to download, although not to modify.

Summary Sheet – Reactions of Alkenes
Summary Sheet – The Oxidation Ladder
Summary Sheet – Additions to Carbonyls

Summary Sheet – Reactions of Carbonyls – The Big Picture
Summary Sheet – 21 Carbonyl Chemistry Mechanisms On One Page

 For more summary sheets that aren’t on this blog, check out the Products  page – get 20 lovingly crafted summary sheets for Org 1 on Substitution/Elimination, Stereochemistry, Conformations, Resonance, Acids and Bases, and many more. Guaranteed to be awesome and save you time studying.  


There are also summary sheets for Org 2 – 13 sheets on the Diels Alder, Alcohols, Aromaticity, Reactions of Aromatic Compounds, Aldehydes/Ketones, Carboxylic Acid Derivatives, Carbohydrates, Amines, and more. A beautiful, concise, and useful set of study notes for Organic Chemistry 2. 



Mohamed Rabea December 21, 2011 at 9:59 am

Dear Sir,

Thanks for your efforts .

roserflame February 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

great effort

Sophie March 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Thank you so much for this website and the time you put in to these resources.

james March 12, 2012 at 12:17 am

I’m very happy you find it useful Sophie.

Ashley March 12, 2012 at 4:13 am

As a mature student who is trying to run her own business while taking orgo 1 and being 6 years out of her first undergrad, I was contemplating dropping the course this evening. Then I typed in “Orgo Hacks” and found this gift from the Divine. I am going to do well in this course, come hell or high water, and you just showed me the way. I am so grateful.

Bernadette March 13, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Hi Ashley!

I love it!! GO GET EM!!! I am encouraged by your note, because I’m 50 taking this O-Chem II. I love it and have a teacher who is not so sure of the chem herself, making it all that much more challenging. But I found this site and and bought the reagent guide. James is awesome and so I feel I can do it now!!! Good luck to you and feel free to write me if you feel like it – Why are you taking it? Me? I’m thinking of applying to med school if the divine will supply the funding!! I’m hopeful!!! and working hard. Good luck!!!! :o)

nadine March 22, 2012 at 4:45 pm

thanks sooo much for your outlines!!!!! super helpful!!!!

james March 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Very glad you’re finding these useful Nadine. Let me know what else you might like to see.

Younah March 25, 2012 at 6:32 am

I don’t know how much I can say thank you..
Actually I am taking organic chemistry three times, and i hope it is my last attempt to pass orchem..
I found this website while I was solving online homework’s, and your summary sheets were great..
I feel like i will be confident for next exam..
Thank you so much again..;)

james March 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I hope you’re successful. You’re not alone, I’ve met several people who”ve had to take it multiple times. Let me know how it goes.

Izzy April 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Hi James!
Do you have a summary sheet for SN2/E2-SN1/E1 reactions?

james April 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I do! but you have to join the mailing list to get it :-)

Addie April 17, 2012 at 2:16 am

Thank you so much for putting these together, they are an easy way to clarify all the reactions and see them at once before the exam. I hate that I didn’t find your site earlier in the semester.

James April 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Yo, you rock!

Kate May 1, 2012 at 12:03 am

You rock! I wish I had these materials when I was studying Orgo. I was making my own summaries similar to yours but mine obviously didn’t turn out as grand and logical as yours. They will still come handy revieiwng for MCAT. Thank you for sharing!

Amanda May 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Thanks for putting the time and effort into making these. I had made a bunch earlier in the semester that were heavily disorganized. Wish I found these sooner! Thanks so much :)

Ramesh June 14, 2012 at 2:54 am

Nice effort to help people of chemistry Thank you

james June 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Thanks, I am glad you find them helpful.

Divya June 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

Thank you so much for your contribution! I’m preparing for my engineering entrances next year and Organic is about 40% of the Chem paper. Everything is so muddled sometimes but these sheets are so clear.. Thank youuuuuuuu so much again!
It’s made my day! And hopefully year!! :)

Jennifer July 19, 2012 at 11:15 am

Thank you for your effort!

Summer August 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm

The best resource ever. I feel like having a bonfire with my orgo book because it is totally useless compared to this website.
thank youuuuuuuu

james August 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I don’t recommend burning your textbook!!!! :-)

Sara August 15, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I took two semesters of Organic Chem in pharmacy school, and my professor couldn’t even come close to being this helpful. Thanks so much!

james August 16, 2012 at 3:36 am

Thanks! Glad you find it helpful!

Jane September 3, 2012 at 9:20 am

This is really helpful for me! I am in my senior year majoring chem, and never really understood the organic chems until I read all of this. THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)

james September 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm

glad you find it helpful Jane!

Monday Uneke October 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I love this site so much.

anneanne November 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm

you’re a G!

Munirah Athirah January 6, 2013 at 3:10 am

May God bless you for all of your effort doing this. Thank you, sir.

Lovelle March 13, 2013 at 12:40 am

thank you very much!!

Jamie April 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Thank you so much for putting this up for public use. My final is this afternoon and you probably saved me from failing because I did not understand any of the reaction mechanisms. Your reaction of alkenes summary sheet probably saved my grade.

Duke September 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Thanks for the clear and detail explanation of all of these organic concepts. It’s so crystal clear when you explain the pKa, and I have been struggling to even understand how organic is based on acid-base reaction. I feel like I got a better grasp now. I will be returning to your site more often to sharpen up my organic chem. Thanks you so much for this site!

James Ashenhurst September 10, 2013 at 10:27 am

Glad you found it useful!

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You rock guys!

Monika Kulak December 2, 2013 at 11:44 am

Does the Orgo II study sheet touch on Birch reductions?

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