Few tips to improve your understanding about Organic Chemistry
Enthusiasm: A high-level enthusiasm and interest is required to learn any subject in particular Organic Chemistry. To be simple your first investment is interest. Hope it is damn cheap that you can easily do it.
Knowing the Importance of Organic Chemistry: Many of the school students ignore the chemistry that too especially organic chemistry because they are not aware the role of Organic Chemistry in our day to day life. I am more confident to mention here “You will start to love organic chemistry” once you taste the importance of Organic Chemistry. Now the exciting question is: How my interest in chemistry is connected to my daily life? To find the answer of this question, we have to know the subject thoroughly.
Thumb rules to learn Organic Chemistry
- An Overview of basic concepts of General Chemistry
- Acids and Bases
- Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
- Substitution Reactions
- Alkenes: Structure and Preparation via Elimination Reactions
- Addition Reactions of Alkenes
- Alcohols and Phenols
- Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides
- Conjugated Pi Systems and Pericyclic Reactions
- Aromatic Compounds
- Aromatic Substitution Reactions
- Aldehydes and Ketones
- Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives
- Alpha Carbon Chemistry: Enols and Enolates
For the beginners and undergraduate students, it is always a difficult task on selecting the textbook for organic chemistry. No textbook is completely perfect to adopt. However, here I can recommend some text books. The last two textbooks are highly advanced and not suitable for beginners.
- Organic Chemistry, 8th Edition by L.G Wade
- Organic Chemistry: Structure and Function, 7th Edition by K. Peter C. Vollhardt and Neil E. Schore
- Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition by David R. Klein
- Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition by Nick Greeves, Stuart Warren and Jonathan Clayden
- March’s Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms and Structure, 7th Edition by Michael B.Smith