It is very important that you understand electron-dot formulas, the nature of chemical bonds and hybridization before studying Organic cannot possibly understand reactions, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and the reasons why things happen if you don't understand bonding!

Organic Nomenclature Tutorial...This tutorial is an interactive tutorial covering the most common functional groups found in organic chemistry. It is not meant to be a comprehensive coverage of organic nomenclature.

Organic Chemistry Multiple Choice Problems...These problems are arranged with respect to type of functional group and are designed so that wrong answers are discussed as to the thought process that probably was used to arrive at that answer and give some hints as to how to answer the problem. There are some Advanced Multiple Choice Problems arranged with respect to type of reaction mechanism and some Miscellaneous Questions Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 that have ranked answers but no explanations. These will serve best as a review for final examinations. The questions in the first volume should be covered in a typical one-semester course and thus this volume can be used to study for a final in those courses. When both volumes are used, they cover the material found in a full year course and should be a good review for a comprehensive course. If you wish to see how you would do on a standardized timed exam...allow yourself 90 minutes for each volume and write down the answers on a sheet of paper...don't click on the answers since that will slow you down. The standardized exam for Organic Chemistry has 70 questions to be taken in 120 minutes.

Organic Reaction Mechanisms...These interactive html tutorials are arranged with respect to type of functional group and are designed to present problems in a question-answer format. The animated gif files load quickly and show mechanisms in a sequential fashion using traditional formulas.  If you have a fast internet connection you can view these as movies.

Organic Synthesis Problems...These interactive html tutorials are designed to present problems in a question-answer format and allow you to study the concepts at your own pace.

Resonance...These are animations of various resonance mechanisms.

Three Dimensional Reactions...These movies may help you visualize reactions in a spatial environment.

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