If you don’t already love organic chemistry, I’m sure you will pretty soon. There are more tutorials to come, but hopefully this will get you started down the trail of organic awesomeness. (Updated 2-9-16)
- What is organic chemistry? If you still haven’t figured out what this whole organic thing is all about, this might help.
- Alkanes: What they are and how to name them.
- How to draw mechanisms in organic chemistry: If you have no idea what those arrows and electrophiles and stuff are, this is the page that will put your mind at ease.
Supplemental videos: These videos are all over at the amazing Crash Course YouTube channel. I didn’t make these, though I wish I did.
- Crash course chemistry: Hydrocarbon power – What can organic things do for you? Watch the video!
- Crash course chemistry: Alkenes and alkynes – let’s start multiple bonding.
- Crash course chemistry: Aromatics and cyclic compounds – Rings of carbon doing carbon ring things.
- Crash course chemistry: Hydrocarbon derivatives – getting funky with functional groups.
- Crash course chemistry: Nomenclature – let’s name some organic compounds!
- Crash course chemistry: Polymers – Let’s go over this again. And again. And again…
- Crash course chemistry: The global carbon cycle – This gets into geochemistry and biochemistry and other chemistry, all of which are very cool.
- Organic: It turns out that the definition of “organic” can differ depending on who you ask.