Organic Chemistry I Tutorials with Worksheets

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In this video tutorial series, study the fundamentals of Organic Chemistry while completing all the work on the provided worksheet. Clutch Prep offers textbook-specific videos to help you pass your toughest science classes.

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Organic Chemistry I Tutorials with Worksheets
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# Lecture Play Lecture
1 Organic molecules in your everyday life Play Video
2 What is an organic molecule? Play Video
3 The difference between atomic numbers and atomic mass Play Video
4 Shells, orbitals and types of ions Play Video
5 3 rules about orbitals you need to know Play Video
6 The probability of finding electrons in a given place Play Video
7 What’s the difference between sigma and pi bonds Play Video
8 What’s the difference between atomic and molecular orbitals Play Video
9 Single bonds, double bonds, and triple bonds Play Video
10 How Nobel gases are related to the octet rule Play Video
11 The most important parts of the periodic table for organic chemistry Play Video
12 The octet rule Play Video
13 What is a valance electron? Play Video
14 What is the difference between valance and octet electrons? Play Video
15 Calculating formal and net charge Play Video
16 Calculate the formal charges of ALL atoms Play Video
17 How bondline is different from Lewis Structures Play Video
18 How to use Organic Chemistry to make Lewis Structures easier Play Video
19 How to interpret condensed structures Play Video
20 The difference between saturated and unsaturated molecules Play Video
21 What index of hydrogen deficiency is Play Video
22 How to use IHD with molecular formula Play Video
23 What is a constitutional isomer? Play Video
24 The rules you need for resonance Play Video
25 Common ways to move arrows in resonance Play Video
26 How to determine which structure is most stable Play Video
27 How carbon creates 4 partially-filled orbitals Play Video
28 Using bond sites to predict hybridization Play Video
29 Molecular Geometry Explained Play Video
30 How to tell the difference between ionic, polar and covalent bonds Play Video
31 How IMFs are related to melting and boiling points Play Video
32 How hydrogen bonding works Play Video
33 How dipole-dipole forces work Play Video
34 How Van der Waals forces work Play Video
35 Understanding “like dissolves like” Play Video
36 Introducing common solvents and other molecules in organic chemistry Play Video
37 Why we need functional groups Play Video
38 Recognizing different types of hydrocarbons Play Video
39 How to assign degrees to carbons and hydrogens Play Video
40 Recognizing alkyl halides Play Video
41 How to recognize alcohols, amines and ethers Play Video
42 How to recognize carboxylic acids, amides and esters Play Video
43 The difference between aldehydes and ketones Play Video
44 How to recognize nitriles Play Video
45 The difference between phenyl and benzyl groups Play Video
46 Recognizing acyl chlorides and anhydrides Play Video
47 What you need to know about types of chemical reactions Play Video
48 Recognizing Acid-Base Reactions Play Video
49 How to tell if a molecule will be reactive or not Play Video
50 How to tell if charged molecules will react as nucleophiles or electrophiles Play Video
51 How to tell if uncharged molecules will react as nucleophiles or electrophiles Play Video
52 Learning the rules of electron movement Play Video
53 Why we need to break bonds sometimes Play Video
54 The Lewis definition of acids and bases Play Video
55 The Brønsted Lowry definition of acids and bases Play Video
56 Equilibrium constant and conjugates Play Video
57 Why we use pKa instead of pH Play Video
58 The relationship between equilibrium constant and pKa Play Video
59 The pH scale vs the pKa scale Play Video
60 The 12 pKa values you want to memorize because they're important! Play Video
61 The 3 steps for determining the direction of acid and base equilibrium Play Video
62 Why we need factors affecting acidity and when to use them Play Video
63 Understanding the Element Effect Play Video
64 Understanding the Inductive Effect Play Video
65 Understanding resonance effects Which of the following –OH groups would be more acidic and why? Play Video
66 Understanding hybridization effects Play Video
67 The different parts of an IUPAC name Play Video
68 Learning Alkane Prefixes up to 12 Carbons in Length Play Video
69 Naming the root chain Play Video
70 How to determine the direction of the root chain Play Video
71 How to identify and locate branches (substituents) Play Video
72 Proper name ordering and punctuation Play Video
73 Understanding Non IUPAC Substituents Play Video
74 How to find the root name for cycloalkanes Play Video
75 Why it is okay to omit a single location for monocyclics Play Video
76 What is a bicyclic molecule? Play Video
77 The two types of bicyclic molecules Play Video
78 How to name a bridged bicyclic Play Video
79 How to name alkyl halides Play Video
80 How to name alkenes and alkynes Play Video
81 How to name alcohols Play Video
82 Old School vs. New School Naming Play Video
83 How to name different types of double bonds or rings Play Video
84 Why we need to use the EZ naming system Play Video
85 What does E and Z stand for Play Video
86 Understanding what a conformer is Play Video
87 How sigma bond rotation is visualized Play Video
88 The energy states of 3 different Newman Projections Play Video
89 Six Steps to Drawing Newman Projections Step 1 Play Video
90 Six Steps to Drawing Newman Projections Step 2 Play Video
91 Six Steps to Drawing Newman Projections Step 3 Play Video
92 Six Steps to Drawing Newman Projections Step 4 Play Video
93 Six Steps to Drawing Newman Projections Step 5 Play Video
94 Six Steps to Drawing Newman Projections Step 6 Play Video
95 4 Values You Should Memorize Play Video
96 Understanding Heat of Combustion Play Video
97 Shape and strain make alkanes unstable Play Video
98 What is angle strain? Play Video
99 What is torsional strain? Play Video
100 What is a chair conformation? Play Video
101 How chairs flip from one conformation to another Play Video
102 How to draw chairs Play Video
103 How to distinguish cis from trans Play Video
104 Axial or Equatorial: Which position is better? Play Video
105 The 3 important factors when drawing chairs Play Video
106 How to determine the stability of a declin Play Video
107 Draw the following declin as a chair conformation in the most stable conformation Play Video
108 Determining when molecules are different Play Video
109 Determining when molecules are constitutional isomers Play Video
110 What is chirality? Play Video
111 How and when to use the internal line of symmetry test Play Video
112 What is a stereocenter? Play Video
113 The difference between chiral and trigonal centers Play Video
114 Why stereoisomers need their own naming system Play Video
115 R and S Naming - Step 1 Play Video
116 R and S Naming - Step 2 Play Video
117 R and S Naming - Step 3 Play Video
118 R and S Naming - Step 4 Play Video
119 R and S Naming - Step 5 Play Video
120 Using chiral centers to predict types of stereoisomers Play Video
121 How to predict the total number of stereoisomers Play Video
122 Recognizing chiral molecules with zero chiral centers Play Video
123 Determining if allenes are chiral or not Play Video
124 Determining if substituted biphenyls are chiral or not Play Video
125 Defining meso compounds Play Video
126 The 3 rules of meso compounds Play Video
127 Three types of disubstituted cycloalkanes Play Video
128 Cis-1,2-Disubstituted Cyclohexane A controversial exception Play Video
129 Different atoms or different connectivity Play Video
130 Same atoms, same connectivity, 0 chiral centers Play Video
131 Same atoms, same connectivity, 1 chiral center Play Video
132 Same atoms, same connectivity, 2 or more chiral centers Play Video
133 Same atoms, same connectivity, 1 or more trigonal centers Play Video
134 When to use R and S, when you don’t have to Play Video
135 Introduction to different projections Play Video
136 How to convert Fischer projections into bondline structures Play Video
137 R and S rule for Fischer Projections Play Video
138 Specific rotation vs observed rotation Play Video
139 How to calculate enantiomeric excess Play Video
140 How to solve for the percentage of each enantiomer Play Video
141 Breaking down the different terms of the Gibbs Free Energy equation Play Video
142 How to calculate enthalpy using bond dissociation energies Play Video
143 Explaining what entropy is Play Video
144 Defining the Hammond Postulate Play Video
145 Determining Carbocation Stability Play Video
146 Understanding why carbocations shift Play Video
147 Remembering general patterns of reactions Play Video
148 Nucleophiles and Electrophiles can react in Bronsted Lowry Reactions Play Video
149 Nucleophiles and Electrophiles can react in Lewis Acid Base Reactions Play Video
150 How to use the factors affecting acidity to predict leaving group ability Play Video
151 Drawing the SN2 Mechanism Play Video
152 Drawing the SN1 Mechanism Play Video
153 Why highly substituted leaving groups favor SN1 Play Video
154 How do we predict if the mechanism is SN1 or SN2 Play Video
155 Drawing the E2 Mechanism Play Video
156 The number of unique β carbons helps predict the number of possible products Play Video
157 The number of unique β carbons in an anti-coplanar arrangement predicts the total number of products Play Video
158 Drawing the E1 Mechanism Play Video
159 Understanding the properties of E1 Play Video
160 General format of reactions and how to interpret solvents Play Video
161 The difference between protic vs. aprotic solvents Play Video
162 The 3 important leaving groups to know Play Video
163 Overview of the flowchart Play Video
164 How to predict SN2 and E2 mechanisms Play Video
165 How to predict SN1 and E1 mechanisms Play Video
166 Understanding trends of alkene stability Play Video
167 Defining Zaitsev’s Rule Play Video
168 Using a Free Energy Diagram to explain thermodynamic vs. kinetic products Play Video
169 The dehydrohalogenation mechanism Play Video
170 General features of double dehydrohalogenation Play Video
171 Understanding how to convert terminal alkynes to alkynides Play Video
172 Using double dehydrohalogenation to perform alkynide synthesis Play Video
173 The definition of hydrogenation Play Video
174 Using Catalytic hydrogenation or Wilkinson’s Catalyst to turn alkynes to alkanes Play Video
175 Using Dissolving Metal Reduction or Lindlar’s Catalyst to turn alkynes to alkenes Play Video
176 General features of acid catalyzed dehydration Play Video
177 Dehydration of 1° alcohols The E2 Mechanism Play Video
178 Dehydration of 2° and 3° alcohols The E1 Mechanism Play Video
179 An extra note of caution with 1° alcohols Play Video
180 General features of dehydration with phosphoryl chloride Play Video
181 Features of Addition Mechanisms Play Video
182 How to add to asymmetrical double bonds Play Video
183 General properties of hydrohalogenation Play Video
184 General properties of acid-catalyzed hydration Play Video
185 General properties of oxymercuration-reduction Play Video
186 A worked example of the acid catalyzed oxymercuration reduction mechanism Play Video
187 General properties of hydroboration oxidation Play Video
188 Catalytic Hydrogenation: Mechanism Play Video
189 General properties of halogenation Play Video
190 General properties of halohydrin formation Play Video
191 A worked example of the halohydrin mechanism Play Video
192 General properties of epoxidation Play Video
193 The mechanism of how halohydrins make epoxides via intramolecular SN2 Play Video
194 Acid Catalyzed Epoxide Ring Opening Play Video
195 Syn Vicinal Dihydroxylation Play Video
196 Ozonolysis Play Video
197 General properties of double addition reactions to alkynes Play Video
198 Double hydrohalogenation of alkynes Play Video
199 Double halogenation of alkynes Play Video
200 Vinyl alcohols yield tautomers Play Video
201 Markovnikov addition of alcohols yields ketones Play Video
202 Heterolytic vs Homolytic Bond Cleavage Play Video
203 The radical stability trend Play Video
204 The one reaction that alkanes will actually undergo Play Video
205 Radical Chain Reaction Mechanism Play Video
206 Using the Hammond Postulate to describe radical chlorination Play Video
207 Radical selectivity: Lilo vs. Dutchess Kate Play Video
208 Overview of Hydrohalogention Play Video
209 General features of Radical Polymerization Play Video
210 The general mechanism of Allylic Halogenation Play Video


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