How to memorise Organic Chemistry Reactions - Drawing Concept Maps
In Organic Chemistry, students need to memorise all reactions of various functional groups.
Often they have to consider many reactions in a single question.
Students need to be familiar with these reactions for application in challenging questions.
Often students are discouraged to memorise so many organic reactions.
Unfortunately there is no easy way to tackle this bugbear.
Students will just have to depend on constant practice and revision.
Drawing your own concept maps is an excellent way to memorise organic reactions.
Students can also make the connections between functional groups.
Your personal concept map beats any fancy concept map that you can find in textbooks or guide books.
To help students get started, here are my concept maps for most organic reactions in A Level Chemistry syllabus.
Alkene Concept Map
Benzene Concept Map
Alkyl Halide Concept Map
Alcohol Concept Map
Phenol Concept Map
Aldehyde Concept Map
Ketone Concept Map
Carboxylic Acid Concept Map
Amine Concept Map
Download these concept maps in a single document (on Google Drive in pdf format):
Want to test how many of these reactions you have memorised?
Download these 3 exercises (on Google Drive in pdf format) sorted by difficulty level:
Good luck in memorising these Organic Chemistry reactions!
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