Ace Your Next Organic Chemistry

With the MOC Membership

Join Here

Oxidation and Reduction in Organic Chemistry

Iron smelting!  Photo credit: In the beginning, the term actually made sense. When the alchemists and medieval metallurgists started doing experiments to quantify exactly how

Read more

Organic Chemistry Is Shit

The Chemical Formula For Poop (Among Other Things) Some days you might feel like you can’t escape organic chemistry. You leave the lecture hall and

Read more

The 4 Major Classes of Reactions in Org 1

At least 80% of the reactions you will learn in Org 1 fall into one of these 4 categories. The sooner you can get into the habit of recognizing bond formation and breakage the better off you will be.

Read more

How (and why) electrons flow

So what is the key “driving force”  involved in chemistry? A chemist would say that “opposite charges attract, like charges repel.” But how can we

Read more

Introduction to Resonance

Introduction To Resonance   Last time we talked about how to use electronegativity to find the electron densities in a molecule – and when to ignore

Read more