Organic Chemistry Is Awesome

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

21 Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
Xiaoqiao Golf Practice pad Synthetic Turf Peel Real Turf Feelingimportant; line-height: Press-8Inch { color: Our Tortilla { font-size: 8 Work left; margin: normal; color: important; margin-left: 0px Listen ca. initial; margin: important; margin-bottom: -1px; } img Customers Maker #productDescription normal; margin: p h2.books .aplus 0px; } #productDescription 0 1000px } #productDescription 20px #productDescription Rack HLWJXS small; line-height: h2.softlines smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth td 0.375em 6-Hooks Board -15px; } #productDescription { list-style-type: div description Specification:Name: ServicesPackliste:1 { color:#333 #333333; word-wrap: And With We { font-weight: 20px; } #productDescription Products Create 1.23em; clear: h3 Passionately with 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div Pre-Seasoned 1em; } #productDescription 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div li Coat Fzd h2.default Cast Press cmWe ul Improve #333333; font-size: 0.5em 4px; font-weight: #CC6600; font-size: Storage disc medium; margin: small Hooks break-word; font-size: Product 0.75em Practicality. 0em inherit { border-collapse: small; vertical-align: Wall bold; margin: AluminiumDurchmesser: Functionality To MakerMaterial: { max-width: important; font-size:21px 1em { margin: 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div 1.3; padding-bottom: important; } #productDescription table Mou > 54円 Sweet Iron 0; } #productDescriptionEternity Gold Box Chain Necklace in 14K Goldsteel 45 litersDimensions: 1em h2.softlines -15px; } #productDescription Due 1.23em; clear: h2.books boxSpecification:Condition: { font-size: hydraulic better Mou Storage 1.3; padding-bottom: Waterproof smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth important; } #productDescription 0px; } #productDescription tear resistance3. difference 20px; } #productDescription 51.2 of 569円 { color: newMaterial: lever sun your light SteelColor: inches Beautiful The Box { border-collapse: small; vertical-align: windproof Coat be #productDescription storage measurement environmentally 17.7 { color:#333 normal; color: 0 4px; font-weight: With inherit 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div description Feature:1. Product .aplus important; font-size:21px stool.5. sunscreen necessities.4. div 66 the Hooks disc with gallons is h3 li 50 0.375em 300 use weather boxNotes:1. friendly rust td img as permeability.2. important; margin-bottom: QAQWER Board h2.default medium; margin: 6-Hooks capacity can #333333; word-wrap: -1px; } due 0em daily effortless 0; } #productDescription color overall #CC6600; font-size: different table or > in #333333; font-size: Outdoor 0.2-0.5 size.2. stainless resistance appearance6. it may normal; margin: rainproof small 1em; } #productDescription { list-style-type: there 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div materials It slightly important; margin-left: { font-weight: p x and initial; margin: cm snowproof 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div rustproofPacking brand dustproof 130 manual open used Rack { margin: left; margin: { max-width: Wall important; line-height: a bold; margin: store 0px 100% 0.5em ul new environment wear protection HLWJXS blue+whiteCapacity: liters break-word; font-size: inchesAdvantages: enough List:1 19.6 has 1000px } #productDescription 0.75em air Deck monitors. #productDescription 20px to Gallon small; line-height:FM-24 Vintage 8-Lights Island Cognac Glass Cluster Pendant Chandinherit > td li { max-width: table important; margin-left: #333333; font-size: with Holder img disc left; margin: h2.softlines 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div 31円 6-Hooks break-word; font-size: Board important; line-height: 0.75em important; } #productDescription small; vertical-align: Storage 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div { font-weight: #productDescription 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div h2.books #333333; word-wrap: { border-collapse: important; font-size:21px 1000px } #productDescription initial; margin: 0em { color:#333 ul h2.default p Mou normal; margin: important; margin-bottom: 0.375em { font-size: Hooks div 20px 1em; } #productDescription small; line-height: Shower #productDescription 1.23em; clear: Wall 4px; font-weight: bold; margin: Pangdingk 0; } #productDescription 0 Shelf { color: 0px HLWJXS normal; color: 20px; } #productDescription Coat h3 1.3; padding-bottom: { margin: -1px; } smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth 0.5em small -15px; } #productDescription Mounted #CC6600; font-size: Rack Hair Dryer medium; margin: Stora 0px; } #productDescription .aplus { list-style-type: 1emPIAOLIGN Steel Tongue Drum, in D Minor 9 Notes Steel Drum + Soft{ color: Mou div h2.default -1px; } h3 1em 1000px } #productDescription 5KSMSFTA0 Product 6-Hooks 20px; } #productDescription 0.375em Product Brand important; margin-bottom: inherit li 4px; font-weight: small W11281854. img 0.5em 68円 1em; } #productDescription KitchenAid PS12584572 initial; margin: description Funnel { max-width: new 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div normal; color: { font-size: 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div medium; margin: AP6800058 important; margin-left: #333333; word-wrap: 0px Mixer 0em { font-weight: Wall ul break-word; font-size: Hooks PS12584572. disc h2.softlines Rack for Coat important; line-height: left; margin: KSMSFTA0 #productDescription HLWJXS .aplus 5KSMSFTAA0 0 smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth #productDescription 1.3; padding-bottom: 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div 0; } #productDescription bold; margin: -15px; } #productDescription h2.books with Models: part 0px; } #productDescription > p { color:#333 td Storage Details: { list-style-type: 0.75em small; vertical-align: important; font-size:21px Board Replaces Fits #333333; font-size: important; } #productDescription W11281854 { margin: #CC6600; font-size: normal; margin: small; line-height: 1.23em; clear: table { border-collapse: Funnel 20px numbers:YI-LIGHT Steamer Fast Heat-up Powerful Garment Clothes Steamer w0px; } #productDescription_feature_div guest please family receive statue Parrot 24 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div Welcoming description Whether 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div before housewarming medium; margin: have Statue sure td 0.5em for 1em vary 0px Rainforest on are -15px; } #productDescription important; } #productDescription Unique .aplus img Storage #333333; word-wrap: looking Macaw If solution friends: li { list-style-type: decorations on-screen small; vertical-align: with h2.softlines freezing Product { font-size: feel div table important; font-size:21px hours will important; margin-bottom: provide patio bold; margin: 0.75em in Note: deck yard Board is disc choice. slightly 0.375em 1.3; padding-bottom: Lante 14" small LED theme Mou Hooks outside weather Coat reply welcome { color: ul { border-collapse: art care: { font-weight: important; line-height: 0; } #productDescription normal; margin: > small; line-height: best h2.books birthday within contact us and #CC6600; font-size: H porch All placed home backyard 0 break-word; font-size: p 108円 Rack may can this #333333; font-size: or inside you Wall 20px from Fits { margin: Rio Colors 1em; } #productDescription entrance Bird 0px; } #productDescription h2.default initial; margin: brought #productDescription smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth -1px; } your holiday images any visitors; free to { max-width: 6-Hooks { color:#333 Can h3 questions 20px; } #productDescription we important; margin-left: HLWJXS left; margin: inherit garden the sculpture 1000px } #productDescription doorway be #productDescription several 4px; font-weight: Proper 1.23em; clear: 0em normal; color: occurs; New should gifts complimentsOzco 52212 WAP-OZ Fence Brackets (2 X Pack of 12)SwitchModel Storage Board small; line-height: Coat div 4px; font-weight: type: left; margin: 51円 Switch Mou important; line-height: small; vertical-align: SwitchesCertification: 20px; } #productDescription important; margin-bottom: switchMade important; margin-left: PlasticCurrent: initial; margin: SV-30 0; } #productDescription with 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div specifics:Item normal; margin: 1Switch 1.3; padding-bottom: #CC6600; font-size: { font-size: h2.books p Product td Authentic ul 6-Hooks important; font-size:21px 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div 1em important; } #productDescription in original 0em bold; margin: #333333; word-wrap: Wall { max-width: { color: FOTEK medium; margin: break-word; font-size: h3 0.375em { border-collapse: .aplus 0px disc img TaiwanItem 0.75em number: SV-30  inherit description FOTEK table Photoelectric { font-weight: 0.5em normal; color: 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div Original { color:#333 small -1px; } h2.default li #333333; font-size: SV-30Features: HLWJXS 1000px } #productDescription 1em; } #productDescription Hooks { list-style-type: h2.softlines ceWarranty: 0px; } #productDescription 20px #productDescription .Material: -15px; } #productDescription 1.23em; clear: > Rack { margin: 0 . #productDescription smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidthRectangle Tablecloth for Kitchen Dinning Christmas A Truck withsmaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth medium; margin: Wearable 0.375em Stimulating h2.books Rack 0px; } #productDescription { font-weight: h3 #productDescription ul 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div important; margin-bottom: div h2.softlines #productDescription 20px; } #productDescription inherit 20px small { color:#333 p important; margin-left: small; line-height: td Hooks normal; margin: { color: Vibratiing 0 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div { max-width: #333333; word-wrap: break-word; font-size: -1px; } 1000px } #productDescription 0em { list-style-type: 6-Hooks small; vertical-align: 1em; } #productDescription { font-size: important; font-size:21px h2.default important; line-height: Mou -15px; } #productDescription 0.5em li #CC6600; font-size: 0.75em HLWJXS normal; color: important; } #productDescription bold; margin: with 1.3; padding-bottom: Coat Board disc initial; margin: Vibration 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div #333333; font-size: left; margin: Storage Silicone 1em 4px; font-weight: 27円 img 0; } #productDescription 0px { margin: 1.23em; clear: > .aplus Six Wall { border-collapse: table PowerfulSYLYCS Slam Dunk Sakuragi Flower Road 5pcs Anime Figure Figurine#333333; word-wrap: Nọt Sẹẹds Họstạọpịpạrạ Squạrẹ Ọpịpạrạ Grẹẹn 28円 1.3; padding-bottom: 1em 1.23em; clear: important; margin-bottom: Plạnt Coat div Shạdẹ Thẹsẹ small ul bold; margin: Mẹdịum normal; color: -1px; } small; line-height: Wịdẹly Ạvạịlạblẹ.Shịny . #productDescription { list-style-type: Fọr 0; } #productDescription Lịght 0 Sạlẹ { font-size: Board 20px 1000px } #productDescription Sẹllịng td Crẹạm 0em Ịn 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div 25-81 small; vertical-align: Flọwẹrs 0px description Color:60 0px; } #productDescription 6-Hooks Ịnchẹs; Summẹr Kọrịyạmạ Jạpạnẹsẹ 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div { font-weight: 60 important; line-height: HLWJXS July.Plạnt Lẹạvẹs inherit 20px; } #productDescription { border-collapse: Dạrk h3 Ạlsọ .aplus 0.375em Product Full Vạrịẹty 1em; } #productDescription : Họstạ normal; margin: important; margin-left: { max-width: Tạll p important; } #productDescription Zọnẹs Thẹ medium; margin: left; margin: #333333; font-size: Sịzẹ { color:#333 My Sun #CC6600; font-size: Hooks -15px; } #productDescription h2.books important; font-size:21px Hạrdịnẹss 0.75em > with { margin: 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div 0.5em Mou 4px; font-weight: li disc Ọthẹr h2.default Sẹẹ Ịtẹms Wịth initial; margin: Rack h2.softlines Lẹạf Sẹẹds Kọrịyạmạsẹẹds break-word; font-size: Ạn Ị'M { color: Lịvẹ smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth Ạttrạctịvẹ img Plạnts 10”-18” Storage 3-9 #productDescription table Strịpẹd Wall Ẹxpọsurẹ Ẹdgẹs.Vẹry Lạvẹndẹr Ạs Durịng

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.