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nathansalce 3e
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Postby nathansalce 3e » 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?

Ishan Saha 1L
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Re: Memorization

Postby Ishan Saha 1L » 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!

Brandon Fujii 1K
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Re: Memorization

Postby Brandon Fujii 1K » 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)

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