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What To Expect In Organic Chemistry 2

A large part of organic chemistry 1 is devoted to laying the foundations: introducing structural concepts such as bonding, geometry, stereochemistry, conformations, resonance, and steric

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Are these molecules conjugated?

If Org 2 has an overall theme, it’s “resonance”. Today’s post has a very simple message. Atoms with lone pairs, π bonds, radicals, and carbocations can

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Conjugation and Resonance

On Conjugation And Resonance This is the first in a series of posts that will eventually cover conjugation, pi systems, molecular orbital theory, dienes, 1,2-

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The Diels-Alder Reaction

Today we’ll introduce  a reaction I consider to be the most useful and powerful reaction in all of organic chemistry: the Diels-Alder reaction. But don’t take

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Introduction To UV-Vis Spectroscopy

In today’s post we’ll discuss why most molecules are colourless, introduce the useful technique of UV-visible spectroscopy, and finally explain why molecules like chlorophyll and β-carotene

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