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Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:09 am
Is there any good way to memorize the orientations of each organic molecule rather than just pure memorization? Any handy tricks, tips, mnemonics etc?
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:55 pm
A good way to memorize some of them is by thinking of how some molecules are like others with a little change. For example you could think of a ketone as an aldehyde that has a double-bonded O in the middle rather than at the end, and a carboxylic acid is pretty much a ketone that has an OH (alcohol) group attached on one end. I would look at/make a quizlet to help memorize!
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Here are the connections that I made for each functional group
Alcohol --> Ether (The H in OH becomes an R group)
Alcohol --> Aldehyde (Dehydrogenation OH becomes H + O)
Aldehyde --> Ketone (H becomes R group = reason why Ketone is in the middle of the carbon chain unlike Aldehydes which are found at the end of carbon chains)
Ketone --> Carboxylic Acid (R group becomes OH)
Amine (Has Nitrogen)