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  • Video Lectures

    Chad's organic chemistry videos are comprehensive and yet to the point. This series is specifically tailored to the topics students are tested upon by the ACS organic chemistry final exam.

  • Quizzes and Practice Exams

    Practice is where the real learning takes place. Chad has created a progressive set of questions so that your knowledge is built one step at a time. This Review Course includes over 750 practice questions and video solutions, including a full length practice exam for both the full year or just the 1st semester of organic chemistry.

  • Comprehensive Outlines

    A 50-page comprehensive set of outlines are provided with plenty of room for taking notes including a summary of all the reactions.

Instructor

Chad McAllister

Chad McAllister

I have been helping science and pre-health students excel for more than two decades. I have spent most of the last 15 years managing the tutoring facility for the Chemistry department at one of the largest universities in the country and continue to work there to this day. I help thousands of students in person in large groups, in small groups, and one-on-one every semester and this site is my attempt to help far more. Chemistry and Physics are not as difficult as you think...I promise! Try one of my FREE or premium courses today! Happy Studying!

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Great ACS Review

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I purchased this program to study for the ACS final exam for my Ochem 2 class. It has been extremely helpful and has helped me refresh on many of the concepts I had forgotten from Ochem 1. Would definitely recommend. *Update* I ended up making a 97% on the OChem ACS final thanks to this course. Its a must have!

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best $10 I have ever invested. Very helpful for the ACS.

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Great review course!

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Just took my O Chem 1 ACS final today and felt pretty good about it! You are a great teacher and you are the only one that I have been able to actually under...

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Just took my O Chem 1 ACS final today and felt pretty good about it! You are a great teacher and you are the only one that I have been able to actually understand and follow with SN1, SN2, E1, and E2 reactions! Really appreciated the charts and maps you provided! My professor would only show the easiest problems during class so when it came time for the homeworks, quizzes, and tests I felt so unprepared, I wish I found this sooner! My only recommendation is to maybe organize your chapters/videos by Organic Chem 1 versus Organic Chem 2! Thank you for making these videos!

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His explanations are easy to follow and very clear. He uses analogies to help viewers understand the material. 10/10 best ten dollars we’ve ever spent

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This course is a great help for people looking to review their material pre-ACS final or even as a supplemental guide to survive ochem. Due to the bargain pr...

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This course is a great help for people looking to review their material pre-ACS final or even as a supplemental guide to survive ochem. Due to the bargain pricing, I signed up for 3 months (taking ochem 2 over summer), even though I initially was looking for a ACS practice test for ochem 1, as finals are approaching. Don't have the time? MAKE THE TIME. Chad breaks down each section into mini subsections, so that you can focus on what you need to focus on. It's all in here, but you really can focus on what you need to refresh on pre-final in the minimal time you have left. I've been going through each section and taking the assessment quizzes first, in order to see if I need to review the material the quiz covers. The videos are concise and don't put you to sleep, and the quiz questions have thorough explanations, in addition to video walk-throughs if needed. This is the absolute best deal you will find on a budget and under time restraints. My ochem 1 final is in a few days, and I'm not freaking out about it anymore. For ochem 2, I intend on using this course as a supplement to my [insanely compacted 1-month] course. My only recommendation is for Chad to break down the course into ochem1 and ochem2, so that it can be easier to assess what I need to focus on for the first semester ACS final. I know that that can be difficult, especially since the official ACS practice book does not do that, but it would be greatly appreciated. :)

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The acs review was very helpful and made a big difference.

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been using these videos for prep-ACS exam coming up within a month! I am watching entire series of videos for each chapter before trying ACS questions from b...

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been using these videos for prep-ACS exam coming up within a month! I am watching entire series of videos for each chapter before trying ACS questions from book and I am getting almost of the questions get right. I will use all his videos for preparing DAT this coming summer. Thank you Chad for providing these videos!!!!

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Highly Effective Study Material!

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Chad provides a succinct and effective structure to reviewing a year's worth of organic chemistry content. The practice questions at the end of each section ...

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Chad provides a succinct and effective structure to reviewing a year's worth of organic chemistry content. The practice questions at the end of each section greatly helps apply the knowledge just learned and mimics how questions may be asked on the actual ACS. Highly recommended series! The only thing I would recommend is to build out a schedule for yourself with the sections, such as ~4 sections a day along with supplemental practice problems (it's great to revisit the questions as well so that you're continually practicing and applying the knowledge). And to create flash cards for all the sections that include reactions. Hope your studying/exam goes well!

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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Outlines

    • ACS Organic Chemistry Refresher Outlines
    • ACS Study Guide
    • Summary of Organic Reactions
  • 2

    Chapter 1 - Nomenclature

    • 1.1 Nomenclature of Alkanes and Alkyl Halides (25:29)
    • 1.2 Nomenclature of Alkenes (6:05)
    • 1.3 Nomenclature of Alkynes (3:33)
    • 1.4 Nomenclature of Alcohols and Amines (6:58)
    • 1.5 Nomenclature of Aromatic Compounds (6:46)
    • 1.6 Nomenclature of Ketones and Aldehydes (3:19)
    • 1.7 Nomenclature of Carboxylic Acids and Acid Derivatives (17:47)
    • Nomenclature Quiz (40 Questions)
    • Nomenclature Quiz Extra Practice (18 Questions)
  • 3

    Chapter 2 - Structure, Hybridization, Resonance, and Aromaticity

    • 2.1 Structure and Hybridization (20:39)
    • Structure and Hybridization Quiz (14 Questions)
    • 2.2 Resonance (16:28)
    • Resonance Quiz (10 Questions)
    • 2.3 Aromaticity (27:57)
    • Aromaticity Quiz (8 Questions)
  • 4

    Chapter 3 - Acids and Bases

    • 3.1 Acids and Bases (32:00)
    • 3.2 Acidity of Phenols (8:28)
    • Acids and Bases Quiz (17 Questions)
  • 5

    Chapter 4 - Stereoisomerism

    • 4.1 Intermolecular Forces and Bulk Properties (18:39)
    • Intermolecular Forces and Bulk Properties Quiz (13 Questions)
    • 4.2 Newman Projections (10:56)
    • 4.3 Cycloalkanes and Conformations of Cyclohexane (17:26)
    • Conformations of Alkanes Quiz (12 Questions)
    • 4.4 Introduction to Isomers (14:37)
    • 4.5 Relative and Absolute Configurations of Chiral Centers (20:44)
    • 4.6 Diastereomers and Meso Compounds (24:06)
    • Isomers and Stereochemistry Quiz (22 Questions)
    • A Little Help
  • 6

    Chapter 5 - Nucleophilic Substitutions and Eliminations

    • 5.1 SN1 and SN2 Reactions Part 1 (28:40)
    • 5.2 SN1 and SN2 Reactions Part 2 (26:00)
    • Substitution Reactions Quiz (18 Questions)
    • 5.3 E1 and E2 Reactions (34:44)
    • Elimination Reactions Quiz (9 Questions)
    • 5.4 Distinguishing between SN1, SN2, E1, and E2 Reactions (13:00)
    • Distinguishing Between Substitution and Elimination Reactions Quiz (6 Questions)
  • 7

    Chapter 6 - Electrophilic Additions

    • 6.1 Introduction to Electrophilic Addition (16:07)
    • 6.2 Addition of HBr (10:53)
    • 6.3 Acid-Catalyzed Addition of Water and Alcohols (15:36)
    • 6.4 Additon of Br2 (13:48)
    • 6.5 Oxymercuration-Demercuration and Hydroboration-Oxidation (13:45)
    • 6.6 Catalytic Hydrogenation and Addition of HBr with Peroxide (10:38)
    • 6.7 Epoxidation, Hydroxylation (Anti and Syn), and Addition of Carbenes (8:09)
    • Alkenes Quiz (34 Questions)
    • 6.8 Addition Reactions to Conjugated Dienes (Thermodynamic vs Kinetic Products) (16:42)
    • 6.9 Addition of H2, HBr, Br2, and H2O to Alkynes (14:39)
    • Alkynes Quiz (16 Questions)
    • 6.10 Diels-Alder Reactions (31:48)
    • Diels-Alder Reactions Quiz (6 Questions)
  • 8

    Chapter 7 - Nucleophilic Addition at Carbonyl Groups

    • 7.1 Nucleophilic Addition of Acetylides and Grignard Reagents (10:08)
    • 7.2 Nucleophilic Addition of Amines (Formation of Imines and Enamines) (8:52)
    • 7.3 Nucleophilic Addition of Water and Alcohols (Formation of Hydrates and Acetals-Ketals) (13:33)
    • 7.4 Addition to Conjugated Ketones and Aldehydes (7:16)
    • 7.5 The Wittig Reaction (6:16)
    • Nucleophilic Addition at Carbonyl Groups Quiz (25 Questions)
  • 9

    Chapter 8 - Nucleophilic Substitution at Carbonyl Groups

    • 8 Nuceophilic Acyl Substitution and Trends in Reactivity (24:27)
    • Nuceophilic Substitution at Carbonyl Groups Quiz (13 Questions)
  • 10

    Chapter 9 - Enols and Enolate Ion Reactions

    • 9.1 Acidity of the Alpha Carbon (15:24)
    • 9.2 Alpha Halogenation (12:41)
    • 9.3 Alpha Alkylation and the Michael Reaction (15:53)
    • 9.4 Aldol Condensation Reactions (15:55)
    • 9.5 Claisen Condensation Reactions (12:40)
    • 9.6 Beta Decarboxylation and the Malonic Ester and Acetoacetic Ester Syntheses (13:45)
    • Enols and Enolate Ion Reactions Quiz (19 Questions)
  • 11

    Chapter 10 - Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution

    • 10.1 Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) Reactions (36:03)
    • 10.2 EAS Reactions of Substituted Benzenes (25:13)
    • Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Quiz (29 Questions)
    • 10.3 Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution (NAS) Reactions (10:07)
  • 12

    Chapter 11 - Free Radical Substitutions and Additions

    • 11.1 Free Radical Halogenation (23:23)
    • 11.2 Alkene Addition of HBr with Peroxide (6:29)
    • Free Radical Substitutions and Additions Quiz (8 Questions)
  • 13

    Chapter 12 - Oxidations and Reductions

    • 12.1 Oxidation of Alcohols (5:01)
    • 12.2 Ozonolysis (4:21)
    • 12.3 The Haloform Reaction (2:39)
    • 12.4 Epoxidation and Hydroxylation of Alkenes (5:09)
    • 12.5 Reduction Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds (17:49)
    • 12.6 Catalytic Hydrogenation (4:26)
    • 12.7 Benzene Side Chain Oxidations and Reductions (4:19)
    • Oxidations and Reductions Quiz (35 Questions)
  • 14

    Chapter 13 - Spectroscopy

    • 13.1 Mass Spectrometry Fragmentation Patterns (12:48)
    • 13.2 Interpreting Mass Spectra (16:49)
    • 13.3 Introduction to IR Spectroscopy (12:14)
    • 13.4 Interpreting IR Spectra (17:48)
    • IR Spectroscopy Quiz (16 Questions)
    • 13.5 C13 NMR (12:17)
    • 13.6 The Number of Signals in Proton NMR (H NMR) (13:24)
    • 13.7 Integration and Multiplicity (Splitting) in Proton NMR (21:36)
    • 13.8 Interpreting NMR Spectra (17:12)
    • 13.9 Interpreting the Combination of All Spectra (14:27)
    • NMR Spectroscopy Quiz (25 Questions)
    • A Little Help
  • 15

    Chapter 14 - Alcohols, Ethers, and Epoxides

    • 14.1 Substitution Reactions of Alcohols (16:45)
    • 14.2 Elimination (Dehydration) Reactions of Alcohols (9:59)
    • Alcohols Quiz (9 Questions)
    • 14.3 Synthesis and Reactions of Ethers and Epoxides (20:06)
    • Ethers and Epoxides Quiz (9 Questions)
  • 16

    Chapter 15 - Amines

    • 15.1 Synthesis of Amines (13:54)
    • 15.2 Reactions of Amines (15:21)
    • 15.3 Reactions of Diazonium Salts (3:10)
    • Amines Quiz (6 Questions)
  • 17

    Practice Exams

    • Practice Exam Instructions
    • ACS Practice Final Exam (First Semester Only) (70 Questions)
    • ACS Practice Final Exam (Comprehensive) (70 Questions)