Organic Chemistry Tutorials

maintained by Steven A. Hardinger, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA

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Some of these tutorials are based on student submissions, and may contain errors. They are not eligible for error bounty extra credit points.

Additional tutorials may be found at the Chem 14C Student Tutorials web site.

Perhaps you'll find this Chem 14D Concepts Review Sheet to be useful. It was prepared by a spring 2013 Chem 14D student.

Acids and Bases
Conjugate Acids and Bases
Use of the pKa Table
Molecular Structure and Acidity

Assigning Hybridization
Where Is My Lone Pair?
Aromaticity in Molecules With More Than One Ring   New!


Conformations of Acyclic Molecules   by Chem 14C TA Graciela Negri   New!

Curved Arrows

Curved Arrows

Electrophiles and Nucleophiles

Electrophiles and Nucleophiles

Formal Charge

Formal Charge

Lewis Dot Structures

Drawing Lewis Dot Structures

Molecular Model Kit

Version 1
Version 2
HGS Molecular Model Kit Instructions (Go to this web site, then click the 'Instruction Manual' button. It's a 4.1 MB document called PolyhedronModel.pdf. Better by far than the instruction manual that comes with the kit!)


Drawing Resonance Contributors
Most Important Resonance Contributor

N2 Reaction
Visualizing SN2 Transition State via Molecular Models
Solvent Effects - Version 1
Solvent Effects - Version 2


Nitrogen Inversion
Stereochemistry lecture Chem 30A fall 2002
Identifying Stereocenters
Determining Molecular Chirality
Classification of Isomers
Assigning R/S and E/Z
Drawing Enantiomers and Diastereomers
Specific Rotation and Related Calculations


Strain    by Chem 14C TA Graciela Negri   New!