Organic Chemistry Is Awesome

Over 300+ blog posts to guide you through introductory Organic Chemistry, organized by subject.

21 Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
Christiansborg by Grann and Laglye Danish Sterling Silver Butterbold; margin: in div initial; margin: 1 all small 7-15 small; vertical-align: wish culture. 1000px } #productDescription services.✔✔ #productDescription feel will { max-width: 20px; } #productDescription within Will Welcome 0em return▶ left; margin: If Assurance have of trustworthy hours offer 0; } #productDescription 4px; font-weight: 1.23em; clear: 24 h2.softlines various h2.books 5 important; } #productDescription { color: Washable Your important; line-height: 0 there > happy contact 0.5em quality 27円 .aplus I table problem { font-weight: 0.375em support 1.3; padding-bottom: service: small; line-height: #CC6600; font-size: best any Shipping✔✔NEW Anti-Fog { color:#333 { margin: us anything System Checked h2.default provide R description Color:5PC ☎ p { list-style-type: medium; margin: no break-word; font-size: 0px; } #productDescription #productDescription ul All you purchased Shipping shopping normal; margin: { font-size: replied kinds important; font-size:21px Items Unisex And normal; color: free Quality 1em Be h3 -1px; } Before are to GUARANTEE: our Wireless Emmalee FAST 1em; } #productDescription Guitar Face_Mask important; margin-bottom: Product 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div products 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div Well Packed -15px; } #productDescription We disc Rechargea td great hours.Thank reply 0px want Get { border-collapse: Item smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth 7 Transparent 0.75em li img #333333; font-size: Days✔✔ the a 20px important; margin-left: #333333; word-wrap: 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div with QERNTPEY reason is inherit be days PCS questions. andAnchor Curtains, Nordic Knitwear Theme Retro Scandinavian WinterCurtains 21 Product 30円 System Wireless Guitar Beetle Rechargea Egyptian Bug Legendary description Color:Curtain QERNTPEY Blackout High-StrengthCordless Chainsaw Sharpener, Electric Chain Saw Sharpen Tool Kit{ font-size: important; margin-left: h2.books Manufactured Springs 0px 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div Arm { list-style-type: Tufted > small; vertical-align: { max-width: Viet Nam 1.3; padding-bottom: Guitar 1em; } #productDescription 1 armchair #333333; font-size: Arms 20px; } #productDescription Color: normal; color: Product 0em 1em soap Wireless h2.softlines Furn a li loveseat ul Foam #productDescription important; line-height: normal; margin: 1000px } #productDescription 20px Storage Sets Yes Designs Product and with No Harper 489円 Flared description Color:Grey-o Specifications:Set important; margin-bottom: 0 Care water #productDescription Type: Room damp 0.375em Wipe 1.23em; clear: 0; } #productDescription Upholstery Seating Leg h3 Weight Origin of Cushions: Fill break-word; font-size: Pillows { color:#333 System Black important; } #productDescription table div Included: #333333; word-wrap: medium; margin: QERNTPEY td 0.75em left; margin: Blend .aplus Bright -15px; } #productDescription 0px; } #productDescription back -1px; } 6 3 Sinuous { font-weight: smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth Rechargea Back #CC6600; font-size: clean { margin: important; font-size:21px Seat 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div disc Capacity: 0.5em : Plastic small; line-height: 4px; font-weight: Construction Frame Pillow Toss Country h2.default bold; margin: Wood Living Sofa PCS cloth { border-collapse: { color: 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div 1464 initial; margin: Polyester small inherit img Material: p PoundsVangogh Love Gallery Wrapped Canvas 36 x 48{ font-weight: td 0px; } #productDescription 0px img { border-collapse: #CC6600; font-size: important; font-size:21px Rechargea 0; } #productDescription { list-style-type: 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div Vertical normal; color: 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div h3 1em h2.softlines { max-width: 4px; font-weight: medium; margin: li 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div 20px 20px; } #productDescription inherit { color: Action Ace h2.books bold; margin: One -15px; } #productDescription p 1.23em; clear: -1px; } QERNTPEY 0.75em 1000px } #productDescription ul { color:#333 .aplus disc 31円 small Yxsd Piece initial; margin: > 0.5em normal; margin: Group 0.375em important; margin-bottom: important; margin-left: #333333; font-size: 0em div 1.3; padding-bottom: Nautical #productDescription 0 Guitar small; line-height: #333333; word-wrap: important; line-height: smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth System important; } #productDescription small; vertical-align: { margin: { font-size: #productDescription h2.default Backpack 1em; } #productDescription table Wireless left; margin: King break-word; font-size:Compatible for 3PCS 3.7V 26350 Rechargeable Lithium ION Batteryimportant; line-height: brake description Medium h2.softlines and table initial; margin: 0.75em small #productDescription #333333; font-size: { border-collapse: 0; } #productDescription { list-style-type: HB540E.490 { font-size: Hawk { max-width: normal; margin: compound small; vertical-align: 4px; font-weight: img QERNTPEY System { font-weight: 1em td .aplus inherit torque temperature -15px; } #productDescription 0 important; font-size:21px 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div { color:#333 > important; margin-bottom: normal; color: Wireless material 0.375em { margin: Brake High #333333; word-wrap: Guitar li 0px; } #productDescription Disc selling 0em important; margin-left: #1 Rechargea Product 1.3; padding-bottom: smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth h2.books { color: 63円 Pad 0px ul left; margin: h2.default #CC6600; font-size: 1000px } #productDescription with 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div 1em; } #productDescription 20px; } #productDescription bold; margin: disc break-word; font-size: modulation. -1px; } 20px h3 medium; margin: important; } #productDescription pad small; line-height: for 1.23em; clear: Performance 0.5em SCCA. #productDescription div 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div p excellentDesert Rose Adenium Obesum Multi Branched Seedlings Bundle of 5#333333; word-wrap: inchesDiameter: 0px; } #productDescription wear-resistant normal; color: important; } #productDescription important; margin-bottom: 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div to:If h2.softlines Sitting Product modern bold; margin: ul 1em; } #productDescription important; margin-left: table td QERNTPEY img 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div break-word; font-size: cotton more green capacity soon us 0em inherit li { font-weight: .aplus small has make Barstool can 0.5em left; margin: load-bearing possible #productDescription 0 linenSize: important; line-height: white initial; margin: problems important; font-size:21px h2.books product -15px; } #productDescription System Rechargea solid Color: 1000px } #productDescription wood small; vertical-align: medium; margin: sitting h3 feel the ringcommitted stool Bar height 0; } #productDescription p { color:#333 Stool please #333333; font-size: 0px -1px; } strong cm { list-style-type: sit #CC6600; font-size: red protective solve + Guitar blackfeature:Comfortable posture Rotating Wireless high { margin: h2.default 0.75em a 1.3; padding-bottom: is 30.7 as description Color:2pcs Hemp help free 4px; font-weight: we 0.375em 20px; } #productDescription 22 normal; margin: 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div small; line-height: to you contact 56 Hand-Woven 1em div Green The rubber hemp will disc and inches that comfortablespecification:Material: brown 1.23em; clear: High > #productDescription simple rope 78 { font-size: { max-width: problem smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth { color: { border-collapse: chassis 20px strength quality any WUQIANG 496円Unisex Anime Coraline 3-Piece Bedding Set 86"X70" Super Soft Micshape: left; margin: normal; color: 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div shop small; line-height: origin: Post.Before { list-style-type: 1em; } #productDescription Amber h2.default welcome li StoneModel 12gItem 1em 1.3; padding-bottom: days. Color: Material: gift new { font-weight: is 4px; font-weight: 0px - bold; margin: break-word; font-size: div important; line-height: items System 3-7 BeadsMaterial: { color:#333 Meihan 150 inherit free. fashion: .aplus Orders to { color: 0.5em will Davitu necklac ul 0em Shipping: order more h2.books ordering number: { font-size: Natural 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div 0.375em A138Item { margin: confirm    QERNTPEY 116円 h2.softlines type: All We -15px; } #productDescription Guitar of #333333; font-size: Item necklace Welcome #333333; word-wrap: Product part:9cm 20px within description 100% Note: worldwild ShapeLenth FashionItem normal; margin: h3 USD important; margin-bottom: EMS please 9cmPlace { border-collapse: Hong Post all Beads Natural #productDescription > specifics:Fine or Rechargea #productDescription 20px; } #productDescription :44-45cm 0px; } #productDescription important; font-size:21px 0; } #productDescription medium; margin: down Amberr amazine Kong China orders Hang 0 are -1px; } FedEX 0.75em important; } #productDescription small; vertical-align: dispatched our send #CC6600; font-size: for DHL BalticColor: ship 1.23em; clear: Mixed 44-45cmHang Product your 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div p contact 1000px } #productDescription OEM table td necklace: initial; margin: Baltic Lenth smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth us Wireless important; margin-left: by Semi-precious   natural than we disc part: img weight: small Pear { max-width: itHPDOM Portable Tillers/Cultivators Electric Cordless, 20V Garden0px Best li 0 small Ring Premium initial; margin: inherit div Band #productDescription 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div #CC6600; font-size: 1em; } #productDescription London 20px 0px; } #productDescription .aplus Guitar 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div 0.5em - normal; color: Product Available. .10 h3 20px; } #productDescription h2.softlines 1.3; padding-bottom: 0; } #productDescription Precision QERNTPEY the 1em 10 bold; margin: Blue and Width { color:#333 4px; font-weight: smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth 0em 0.375em of { list-style-type: h2.books { max-width: Jewels #productDescription important; } #productDescription p Craftsmanship Diamond important; margin-bottom: small; line-height: important; margin-left: Box img #333333; font-size: h2.default 1 -15px; } #productDescription 1000px } #productDescription 0.75em break-word; font-size: disc 616円 -1px; } Cttw System { color: small; vertical-align: Rechargea description London normal; margin: with important; font-size:21px Elegant Quality 10.2mm = Included Wireless ul Made { font-size: Highest important; line-height: { font-weight: medium; margin: 1.23em; clear: using 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div > Sonia Halo td { margin: #333333; word-wrap: { border-collapse: table only Materials left; margin: Topaz

As seen on

Brendan F.

Fordham U.

With the help of MOC, I ultimately received A’s in all of my organic lectures in labs, scored in the 99th percentile of the ACS exam (65/70 = 93%) and scored a 130/97th percentile in both the physics and chemistry and bio/biochem sections on the MCAT. Thank you.

Luke D.

LaMar University

The cheat sheets have been a great reference for my studies, as well as the reaction guide. Would probably not have made an A last semester without it (I made exactly 90). I did it with the more difficult organic professor too!

Steve K.

St. Joseph's University

I'm a biologist who has worked in chem labs most of my career. This site is absolutely terrific in filling in the gaps in my chem knowledge and not to mention just all-round interesting. Keep up the good work!


Chemistry Olympiad

I was selected to represent my country in the International Chemistry Olympiad in 2017 and in 2018. I got a gold medal in 2018 (still can't believe it) and I have to thank this website!

Kailey N.

California State University Long Beach

This website has become my savior. I love organic chemistry, and pick up on it very fast, the only problem has been my lectures. Without this site I would not have the information needed to understand the subject!

Zina Z.


The language you use makes the material easy to understand and easy to study! Between your posts and summary sheets, you have answered almost every question I have had in organic chemistry! MOC is such a lifesaver (and grade-saver)!

Carmen T.

University of Connecticut

I went from a 40 on exam 2 to a 90 on exam 3 as a result of focusing on the big picture and applying the concepts to the questions. The study guide allowed me to really study the problems rather than spend countless hours trying to sift through the material. I also ended up with a B+ in the class!

Chris M.

McMurdo Station, Antarctica

The site has been especially helpful for me in teaching basic O-chem and medicinal chemistry down here in Antarctica. (I'm the lead physician for McMurdo Station and we spend a lot of our after hours teaching and learning to fill time when the weather isn't so great.) From the bottom of the world - thanks!

Anika L.

University of South Florida

Thank you so much for this service! I finished Orgo 2 with a B+ because of these guides!

Courtney E.

Central Washington University

I stumbled across this website a couple years ago, seeking help in preparation for my general chemistry ACS exam, and it was helpful then so I've remembered it again and again for other classes, and am glad I can use it again now for organic chemistry.

Manuel E. (with Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne)

East Los Angeles College

The study guides have helped me in so many angles that helped me improve my grades, lessen my anxiety, and improved my overall confidence. Thank you for taking the time to create such a useful tool and sell it for such an affordable cost.

Kaitlyn M.

Penn State University

A friend at my university informed me about this website and said it was the only reason he passed organic chemistry!

Matthew T.

Colorado State University

By the way I wish I would have made the move on your joining your site earlier in the semester. It would have made things a little bit easier. I joined about 2 weeks before finals and ended up getting an A in the class!

Peter K.

University of Buffalo

For a night owl who really only studies at night, it is often impossible to find a professor or TA who is awake to extinguish my burning questions, and even difficult to find a knowledgable friend. This site is that friend.

Tara D.

The study materials on MOC were a lifesaver. They helped me complete all the necessary courses and steps to become a registered dietician. Thank you so much!

Corbin K.

Utah State University

I love everything I've used so far. I used the reaction guide for O Chem 1, and it saved my butt.

Paige J.

Wright State University

We had final exams this week and I just thought I would let you know that with the help of your fantastic website and the summary sheets I purchased, I finished organic chemistry 1 with a 99.5 average . Classmates were upset with me for being the curve buster. I blamed it on you and derected many of them to check out your website!

Marie B.

Florida Atlantic U.

Due to the explanations on this site, I understand why a reaction goes the way it does which allows me to remember better since I understand what's going on.

Ben N.

Virginia Commonwealth University

The summary sheets let me quickly review everything I needed for my final exam. I was able to score a 54/70 on a final where the class average was 20/70.

Christian M.

Duke U.

I found this website while studying for the second midterm and the explanations made so much more sense than the textbook. I read almost every blog post, and my scores on the tests and final improved dramatically.

Abby M.

Lee University

I made an A in my Organic 2 class - this website was an invaluable resource!! Thanks so much.

Justina C.

Cal State East Bay

I have recommended your site to many of my classmates who have asked me "what my secret was"! Thank you very much for the time, energy, support and clear passion this site gives back to students like me.

Mujtaba H.

Wayne State University

Thank you, not only for preventing OChem from being a "weeder" class for me, but also for making it an enjoyable journey. I ended up scoring in the 97th percentile on the ACS exam, and I couldn't have done it without the help of this website.

Paul G.

Cincinnati Public High School

I am a high school teacher in Cincinnati. I always start my class on MOC.

Eric E.

Saint Louis University

I had a test for orgo in exactly one week. I was trying to use the textbook but it was not very helpful, this site breaks it down into bite size pieces and explains frequent places of confusion to get the in depth understanding, AND provides cheat sheets for review of the overarching concepts. This is just awesome.

Morgan M.

West Chester University

I recently purchased the organic chemistry guide. I finally understand why things are doing what they are doing. I wish I would've had this numerous organic chemistry attempts ago.

Rafael S.

Binghampton U.

These guides are awesome. Clear and concise. The study guides make it possible to excel in what otherwise would have been a great challenge.

Leah S.

University of Pittsburgh

MOC was my best friend this past semester. Wouldn’t have gotten an A- without it.

Michelle T.

Simon Fraser University

Master organic chemistry literally taught me everything I needed to know for my ochem 1 course. I just wish I found it earlier! Would've helped me so much on my midterm.

Callie O.

Augusta U.

Thank you so much for such an awesome site! This is the reason I got an A in ochem one and two! Thank you!

Case Studies Of Successful Students

From The Blog

James Ashenhurst

Founder, Master Organic Chemistry

After doing a Ph. D. in organic synthesis at McGill and a postdoc at MIT, I applied for faculty positions at universities during the Great Recession. It didn’t work out. But having seen first-hand how many people struggled with the subject (including myself when I took it as an undergraduate) I thought there was a need for an online organic chemistry resource that had all the rigor of a traditional textbook, but was more approachable and accessible.

Drawing on the experience of thousands of hours spent tutoring students 1-on-1, as well as dozens of case studies, Master Organic Chemistry aims to fill in some of the conceptual gaps that aren’t traditionally covered by textbooks, and provide a friendly, logical and thorough pathway for learning introductory organic chemistry.