How to memorise Organic Chemistry Reactions - Drawing Concept Maps
In Organic Chemistry, students need to memorise all reactions of various functional groups.
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.
*Note P and R represent the number of Preparation reactions and Reactions respectively. Eg for Alkene with 2P + 7R, there are 2 Preparation reactions to form alkene and 7 Reactions of alkene to form other functional groups.
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:
Check out this free Organic Chem 55 reactions cheatsheet and download all these reactions in a single page.
Good luck in memorising these Organic Chemistry reactions!
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