NEW Organic 1 Videos and Info

All videos can be accessed at 50% off for a limited time using the promo code 5o-0ff (note the “o” in off is a zero!).
Use the promo code to “Rent All” the videos in a series.

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Chapter 1 – All videos in the series.

Chapter 2 – All videos in the series. – All videos in the series.
*** in the last video DO NOT pay attention to anything about stereochemistry (enantiomers, diastereomers, etc).  This is more advanced stereochemistry than you have learned yet.  You do need to worry about cis/trans stereochemistry, which will give you different numbers.

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Chapter 3 – Videos 1 and 3.
In video 1, don’t pay too much attention to the isomerism part (the second half of the video), just learn the nomenclature. – All videos in the series.
This video leaves out some reactions that are covered in your book!
This video is missing hydroboration of alkenes, ozonolysis, the addition of KMnO4 to produce diols, and free radical polymerization. I’m listing those here so you’ll know to cover them in the book, or remind me to cover them in tutoring.
I cover the reaction of HBr with peroxides in my video, but it’s NOT covered in your book, so you can ignore it. – Videos 1 and 2.

Chapter 4 – Videos 3, 4, and 5.

My video on Directing Groups

Chapter 5

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Chapter 6
NOTE if you look for any supplemental material on the web, be very careful because this course does NOT cover carbocation rearrangements.
I have excellent supplemental material for Chapter 6 (flow charts, etc).

Chapter 7 – Video 2 – Videos 1 and 2 – Videos 4 and 5 – Videos 1, 2, 3
Jones is the same as Chromic acid.
SOCl2, PCl3, and PBr3 all work for turning non-tertiary alcohols into alkyl halides.
Phenols in Br2/FeBr3 will brominate multiple times (on all o/p spots)

Chapter 8 – Videos 4, 5, 6
This book uses HI and/or BBr3 to cleave ethers.
In this book, ethers are typically cleaved with one ONE mole, not two/excess.

Chapter 9 – Video 3 – All videos in the series.

Parts 2, 3, and 6 of my Aldol Youtube series will really help you with predicting products and retrosynthesis.


  • Reduction of aldehydes and ketones
  • Other additions of nitrogen compounds to ketones and aldehydes (imines are covered but not oximes, hydrazones, phenylhydrazones, although they react the same way).
  • Addition of acetylides to ketones and aldehydes (they act just like Grignards)
  • Deuterium exchange with Grignards (if you understand how Grignards grab hydrogens in my “Grignard exceptions/limitations” video then just substitute a D for the H). There ARE questions like this on the quiz/exam, so make sure you know it!

Chapter 10 – All videos
Not covered: Sections 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.7, 10.12, 10.22

Chapter 11

Coming soon!


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