Organic Chemistry is Awesome

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Luke D.

LaMar University

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Chemistry Olympiad

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East Los Angeles College

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Cal State East Bay

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Brendan F.

Fordham U.

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Cincinnati Public High School

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Christian M.

Duke U.

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Peter K.

University of Buffalo

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Ben N.

Virginia Commonwealth University

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Penn State University

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Gonzaga

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University of South Florida

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Simon Fraser University

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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.

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.

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.

Callie O.

Augusta U.

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Leah S.

University of Pittsburgh

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Chris M.

McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Steve K.

St. Joseph's University

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Paige J.

Wright State University

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Colorado State University

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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.

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!

Rafael S.

Binghampton U.

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Abby M.

Lee University

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Carmen T.

University of Connecticut

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Morgan M.

West Chester University

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Mujtaba H.

Wayne State University

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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.