Organic Chemistry

  • Course level: Beginner


Organic Chemistry (OC) is defined as the branch of chemistry, originally limited to substances found only in living organisms, dealing with the compounds of carbon.

  • What’s with all the hype?

Most science majors would have to undergo an (OC)  module which has been proven to be a very daunting and challenging field to excel in. Students often struggle to even pass the subject. Organic Chemistry can get progressively tough especially when the core foundation is not strong.

  • So why should you take this course?

This isn’t a typical organic chemistry course where I explain to you concepts just for you to memorize. I’ll make you understand the most basic principles and show you how simple questions are when you’ve got your foundation solid. In addition, I’ll drop some tips and tricks for typical questions so that you have it all covered! At the end of the course, you’ll be able to take your exam in absolute confidence and get superb grades!

Who this course is for:

  1. Anyone and everyone who is interested! This is a basic course that covers the underlying principles of organic chemistry for the high-schoolers or even the pre-meds!

What Will I Learn?

  • Take your exam in absolute confidence and get superb grades!
  • Have a strong foundation in organic chemistry, ready to take more advances courses

Topics for this course

80 Lessons

Organic Chemistry

IUPAC Nomenclature of Alkanes: Part 100:00:00
IUPAC Nomenclature of Alkanes: Part 200:00:00
IUPAC Nomenclature of Haloalkanes and Alcohols00:00:00
IUPAC Nomenclature of Alkenes and Alkynes00:00:00
IUPAC Nomenclature of Cyclic Compounds00:00:00
Resonance Structures/Assigning Formal Charge00:00:00
Conformational Analysis of Ethane and Butane – Newman Projections00:00:00
Cyclohexane Chairs00:00:00
Stereochemistry: Enantiomers00:00:00
Cahn-Ingold-Prelog Convention (Determining R/S)00:00:00
Stereochemistry: Meso Compounds, Diastereomers00:00:00
Nucleophiles, Electrophiles, Leaving Groups, and the SN2 Reaction00:00:00
SN1 Reaction00:00:00
E2 Reaction00:00:00
E1 Reaction00:00:00
Choosing Between SN1/SN2/E1/E2 Mechanisms00:00:00
E2 on Cyclic Systems00:00:00
Zaitsev and Hofmann Elimination Products00:00:00
E/Z Absolute Configuration of Alkenes00:00:00
Carbocation Rearrangement – Hydride and Methanide Shifts00:00:00
Addition Reactions00:00:00
Hydrohalogenation, Hydration, Dihalogenation00:00:00
Addition on Conjugated Polyunsaturated Systems00:00:00
Hydrogenation of Alkynes00:00:00
Halohydrin Formation00:00:00
Alkyne Synthesis by Double Dehydrohalogenation00:00:00
Williamson Ether Synthesis00:00:00
Diels-Alder Cycloaddition00:00:00
Oxidation and Reduction00:00:00
Aldol Condensation00:00:00
Michael Addition00:00:00
Robinson Annulation00:00:00
Regioselective Enolization and Thermodynamic vs. Kinetic Control00:00:00
Claisen Condensation and Dieckmann Condensation00:00:00
Reactions of Beta-Dicarbonyl Compounds00:00:00
Aromaticity and Huckel’s Rule00:00:00
Free Radicals00:00:00
Free Radical Halogenation00:00:00
Anti-Markovnikov Hydrohalogenation00:00:00
Electrophillic Aromatic Substitution00:00:00
Friedel-Crafts Alkylation00:00:00
Friedel-Crafts Acylation00:00:00
Ortho/Meta/Para Directors00:00:00
Clemmensen Reduction00:00:00
Grignard Reaction00:00:00
Wittig Reaction00:00:00
IR Spectroscopy00:00:00
NMR Spectroscopy00:00:00
Homotopic, Enantiotopic, Diastereotopic, and Heterotopic Protons00:00:00
Mass Spectrometry00:00:00
Reactions of Epoxides00:00:00
Hemiacetals, Acetals, and Imines00:00:00
Retrosynthetic Analysis00:00:00
Leaving Group Derivatives00:00:00
Protecting Groups00:00:00
Nomenclature of Polycyclic Compounds: Naphthalene, Biphenyl, Anthracene, Spiro, Bicyclo00:00:00
More Examples Using the Cahn-Ingold-Prelog Convention00:00:00
More Practice With H-NMR Spectra00:00:00
Chiral Molecules With No Chiral Centers00:00:00
Separating Components of a Mixture by Extraction00:00:00
Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)00:00:00
Column Chromatography00:00:00
Separating Liquids by Distillation00:00:00
Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution00:00:00
Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives00:00:00
Carbonic Acid Derivatives00:00:00
Properties of Amides00:00:00
Assigning R/S on Fischer Projections00:00:00
Fischer Esterification and Saponification00:00:00
Organolithium Reagents00:00:00
Organocuprates (Gilman Reagents)00:00:00
Stereospecificity vs. Stereoselectivity and Regiospecificity vs. Regioselectivity00:00:00
Oxidation of Alkenes Using Potassium Permanganate (Hot and Cold Conditions)00:00:00
Hofmann Elimination via Exhaustive Methylation of Amines00:00:00
Beckmann Rearrangement00:00:00
Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation00:00:00
Organic Chemistry
40 £

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • You can join clueless on what's organic chemistry is all about and leave with an inquisitive mind wanting to learn more (I hope)! However, some general chemistry knowledge would be helpful so you could absorb stuff faster.