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Science

Organic chemistry

Sal and Jay cover topics covered in college organic chemistry course. Basic understanding of basic high school or college chemistry assumed (although there is some review).
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Alkenes and alkynes
naming alkenes and alkynes, reactions of alkenes and alkynes, synthesis

Alkene nomenclature

In this tutorial, Jay names alkenes, discusses the stability of alkenes, and introduces the E/Z system.

Naming and preparing alkynes

In this tutorial, Jay covers the nomenclature and preparation of alkynes, the acidity of terminal alkynes, and the alkylation of alkynes.

Synthesis using alkynes

In this tutorial, Jay demonstrates how to use Dr. Schwartz's organic flowsheet to solve synthesis problems involving alkynes. Always remember, pain is temporary, orgo is forever!