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The other day a student named Peter left several comments about his specific study methods in organic chemistry. I thought it was so useful thatRead more
This week I had a session with a new student (who I’ll call “Tim”) from Virginia. We had a brief session, where we went overRead more
Let’s take a quick look at this reaction. Here’s one way to study it: look at the starting material, look at the reagents, look atRead more
The reason why I harp on organic chemistry as boiling down to “nucleophile attacks electrophile” is because it’s a greatly simplifying way to look atRead more