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What is my contribution to the world of organic chemistry? Organic Chemistry made ridiculously simple... and funny!

With Conquer Organic Chemistry, you get 25-years of my tutoring condensed into just under 75 pages. You get all of my simple yet funny, politically incorrect, crazy effective explanations, not just a bunch of reactions with products.

Organic Chemistry has long been taught pretty much the same everywhere: dry, overly complicated, and boring. In my books, I include my famous - or infamous - memory tricks and creative explanations developed over a lifetime of tutoring and teaching. The last thing you will experience is monotonous, boring memory techniques here. My job is to make you laugh while helping you to remember a vast amount of information. As an equal opportunity offender, it's my job to offend you just enough with my cringe-worthy memory tricks to be useful, to double or even triple your memory with half the effort.

If you are easily offended - GOOD! You will have a great memory.

If you want to learn more about memory skills and get a complete study skills overhaul, please consider purchasing The Grade Saver (see below). For a free copy of Conquer Your Classes, the shortened version of the my complete study skills book, please request a free copy on the Homepage.

For now, please enjoy the journey you are about to take as you CONQUER ORGANIC CHEMISTRY!

Dr. Robb

Semester 1 Book

Table of Contents

  • Memory System Overview
  • Functional Group Details
  • Formal Charge, Oxidization State, Boiling Points, Curved Arrows
  • Overview of Nomenclature: alkanes to carboxylic acids
  • Overview of Nomenclature: practice!
  • Acid Strength, Trends, and common pka's
  • Newman Projections, Conformational Isomers, Fischer, Haworth, Sawhorse, Chair Conformations
  • Cycloalkanes Compared, Ring "Flips", Most Stable Conformations
  • Hybridization and Bonding using the "Blender" Model
  • Resonance Structures using the "Dick and Balls" Models
  • Type of Isomers and Stereochemistry and the "ChemDraw Birds"
  • Enantiomeric Excess and Optical Purity Calculation
  • Sn2 vs Sn1; E2 vs E1 Overview
  • Sn2, Sn1, E2, E1 Master Prediction Chart
  • Categories of Reactions
  • Intermediate Stability, Free Radical Reaction, Mechanism, etc.
  • Free Radical Reactions and Mechanisms (continued)
  • Electrophilic Alkene Addition Reactions Master Summary
  • Electrophilic Alkene Addition Mechanism
  • Alkyne Addition Reactions
  • Alkyne Addition Reaction Mechanisms
  • Alkene-Alkyne Reactions Comparison
  • Summary of Organic Chemistry 1 Reactions Chart
  • Reagents Only Page (no reactions)
  • Reagents Only Page (with reactions)
  • Wheel of Death: Reactions with a Hydride Shift
  • Wheel of Death: Hydride Shift (answers)
  • Wheel of Death: Reactions with a Methyl Shift
  • Wheel of Death: Methyl Shift (answers)
  • Wheel of Death: Reactions with a Alkyl Shift
  • Wheel of Death: Alkyl Shift (answers)

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Semester 2 Book

Table of Contents

  • Memory System Overview
  • Reactions of Alcohols and Ethers
  • The Diels Alder Reaction
  • Aromatic Compounds: Rules of Aromaticity and EAS/NAS/Sandmeyer Reactions
  • Aldehydes and Ketones
  • Carboxylic Acid and Derivatives
  • Carboxylic Acid Halides
  • Carboxylic Acid Anhydrides and Esters
  • Amides and Nitriles
  • The "Waterfall" Summary of Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives Reactions
  • Reduction-Oxidation "Ladder" and Relative Oxidation States
  • Alpha Substitution: Aldol Condensation, Claisen, Michael Addition, Robinson Annulation, Malonic Ester, Acetoacetate
  • Master Chart of Organic Chemistry 2 Reactions
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amines
  • Spectroscopy and Other Techniques: UV-Vis and Mass Spec
  • Spectroscopy and Other Techniques: IR, NMR and the LGBTQIA Analogy
  • Spectroscopy and Other Techniques: NMR patterns and David Letterman's Smile
  • Spectroscopy Sample Problems: Sample Mass Spec
  • Spectroscopy Sample Problems: Classic NMR Patterns
  • Spectroscopy Sample Problems: IR, H-NMR Combo Examples
  • Spectroscopy Sample Problems: Mass Spec, H-NMR, C-NMR Combo Examples

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The Grade Saver

Study Secrets behind my "Guaranteed A or B" Program!

My study skills e-book The Grade Saver has helped thousands of students nationwide. It is the more comprehensive version of my free book Conquer Your Classes, with four assessments instead of just one.

Rather than believe that I am "saving" you, I want you to understand you are saving yourself! You are the soldier of your own fortune. Argh!

You, and only you, can save yourself from poor grades. Using my techniques as a guide, you can conquer all of your classes. Straight-A grades are achievable by just about everyone. Yes, you too!

With over a 90% success rate for my students and a 95% success rate for students from other classes, I know you will succeed. I guarantee it!

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