How to approach Organic Chemistry

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Eric W. over at Homebrew and Chemistry, talks about textbooks and his approach to teaching Organic Chemistry:

  1. Review bonding, orbitals, and hybridization
  2. Teach functional groups and nomenclature of almost EVERYTHING.
  3. Teach physical properties of almost EVERYTHING.

The reason is that Organic is like going to a different country. If you can’t speak the language, you can’t communicate…

After learning the basic language, we can talk about mechanism.

Sounds good to me!

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