I know there are a lot of people who don’t like organic chemistry because they can’t grasp the logic behind it, and so they think it’s really difficult.
I was one of them too.
I am the kind of person who is really really bad at memorising stuffs. I simply can’t memorise things I don’t understand even if my life depends on it. Social science class at school was a nightmare for me.
On the contrary, if I do understand the logic of something, it’ll be hard for me to forget.
I know there are a lot of people who are just like me. And therefore, through this website I aim to teach the logic behind organic chemistry, so that people don’t have to memorise everything.
Here are several things you can do to gain all you need from this website and to master organic chemistry:
- Never stop drawing
Normally, I put a lot of pictures in a post. What you need to do is to redraw the pictures on your own scrap paper and follow my explanation.
Don’t just read what I have written. Don’t just imagine it in your mind. Draw what I describe in the paragraph is necessary.
Your hand needs to know what it’s doing, believe me. It sounds silly, but it really works. You can’t just memorise the theories and expect to know what to do during the exam. You have to have the experience doing things yourself, such as drawing mechanisms, assigning stereochemical configurations, and even drawing molecules (including reactants, products, and intermediates).
- Try it yourself
At the end of several selected posts, I give you some problems that you can try for yourself. I also put the correct answer so you can compare your answer to mine. Usually the answer is hidden because I use white fonts to write them, so you’ll have to highlight the text with your mouse to reveal it.
If you’re using a device that is not capable of showing the hidden text even after you highlight it, worry not. All you need to do is to highlight them, and then copy and paste them in a text editor or a notepad. A text editor or a notepad will clear the formatting of the copied text, and the text’s white colour will turn to the default text colour your device is set to.