*A Guide to Organic Chemistry Mechanisms*

Just print and do these problems from the book.

How does our brain work? If you know how to do long division, when you have to divide, you apply that pattern to a problem. For organic chemistry, you apply organic chemistry patterns to problems. How do you learn those patterns? By solving problems! The above are three pages of problems. Download them and print them out. Do Part A. It should not take more than five minutes. Do Part B. It will take longer, but you should still be able to do it. Do Part C. These are an easier version of the problems that you are given to solve on your homework, quizzes, and exams. However, they will also take the most time to solve. (You may wish to repeat Parts A or B to help you.) What you are doing it programming your brain. For that to be effective, you must succeed in writing the solutions. I believe this is how you should study.

For a better perspective of the kinds of problems that are present in the book, you can look at individual pages or download the sampler. The individual pages are less than 100 KB each. The Sampler contains problems from every chapter, the Table of Contents, the indices, and sample pages from the Notes Appendix.

Chap 1; Resonance (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 2; Acid-Base (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 3; Substitution (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 4; Elimination (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 5; Alkene & Alkyne Electrophilic Addition (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 6; Rearrangement (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 7; Diels-Alder (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 8; Carbonyl Addition (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 9; Carbonyl Enolization (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 10; Dehydration-Halogenation Rxns (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 11; Reduction (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 12; Oxidation (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 13; Organometallic (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 14; Aromatic Substitution (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 15; Carbene & Nitrene (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Chap 16; Radical Rxns (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D)

Notes, Notes, Notes

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