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Introductory Organic Chemistry Course - Annual Subscription


A beginner’s guide to chemistry vocabulary and essential concepts.

An absolute must-have before commencing Organic Chemistry Reactions.

Simplified. It is easier to understand.

The course gradually builds chemistry concepts by simplifying jargon and providing seamless transitions between concepts, making learning enjoyable and effortless.


Descriptive. It feels rewarding to read.

The chapters provide high value-per-page, with numerous examples for beginners to understand organic chemistry concepts.


Illustrated. It is vivid and engaging.

 The course employs variety of images to immerse you in reinforced learning.

List of 13 Chapters 

What is Organic Chemistry?

Chemical interactions and reactions define organic chemistry. For an organic chemist, these changes occur at the atomic level. A simple lava experiment demonstrates how chemistry can be viewed through macroscopic, microscopic, and symbolic lenses, offering a new outlook on organic chemistry.


Understanding Atomic structure is foundational to grasping Organic Chemistry. The chapter delves into the size, shape, mass, components (protons, neutrons, electrons), mass number, average atomic mass, and molecular mass calculations of an atom. Focus is given to electron positions and their occupancy in various orbitals like s, p, d, and f. Since the reactivity of an atom is tied to electrons, differentiating between reactive valence and inert core electrons is also covered.

Bonding in Atoms

Atoms mainly form bonds by ionic and covalent bonds. Another type of bonding shown by metals is metallic bonding. The chapter covers the bond-forming rules, the nature of bonds, requirements, types, numbers, and other bond-related properties. Additionally, the chapter covers metallic bonding, its nature, significance, and applications in various fields.

Covalent Bond

The chapter explores the covalent bonds, which are the backbone of organic chemistry and without which life on earth would be impossible. Bond forming theories like Valence bond theory (formation, orbital overlaps, application, limitations, and extensions), hybridization ( sp3, sp2, sp, and prediction shortcuts), and VSEPR theory (electron pair geometry, molecular structure, and shape correlation, examples, guidelines and drawbacks) are covered in detail.

Electronic Displacements in a Covalent Bond

The Electronic displacement in a Covalent Bond drives chemical reactions, so the chapter covers various effects like inductive, resonance, and hyperconjugation in detail. It also captures other covalent bond properties like polarity and dipole moment, formal charges, and its calculations with plenty of solved examples.

Common Types of Reactions

The chapter identifies common reaction types in organic chemistry by categorizing them into six subtypes- addition, elimination, substitution, rearrangement, oxidation-reduction, and decomposition. These subtypes are offshoots of three reaction mechanisms-- heterolytic, homolytic, and pericyclic- also a part of the chapter.

Drawing Organic Structures

The chapter covers various two and three-dimensional methods for organic structure representation using long chains, wedges, dashes, rings, and dots, explaining the symbolic language of chemistry in detail. It includes- Molecular, Kekule, Lewis (rules, method, examples on neutral, anions, and cations), Condensed, Skeletal or Bond line, Polygon, Dash, Wedge, and Line formulae writing methods. Also, covers Framestick, Ball-stick, and Space-filling models.

Functional Groups in Organic Chemistry

Functional groups are essential for any molecular transformation. Importance of functional groups, how to identify a functional group by name and structure, the chemical and physical properties affected by the functional group and examples of functional group transformations. The chapter classifies the functional group into three types- exclusively carbon-containing, carbon-heteroatom single bond containing, and carbon-heteroatom multiple bonds containing; and provides rules for writing IUPAC nomenclature for polyfunctional compounds.

Structural Isomerism

The chapter describes how molecules with the same molecular formula can generate different structures with dissimilar connections between atoms, resulting in structural isomers. So, the chapter covers in depth the six subtypes- Chain, Position, Functional, Tautomerism, Metamerism, and Ring-Chain. 

Intermolecular Forces

Molecules can associate with each other through intermolecular forces, without the need to form any physical bonds. The chapter thoroughly covers various intermolecular forces like - Ion-dipole, Ion-Induced Dipole, Vander Waals (Debye, Keesom, London), and Hydrogen Bonds (H-bond types, donor and acceptors, factors affecting hydrogen bond strength, the impact of hydrogen bonding on the physical properties, and a step-by-step tutorial on calculating the number of hydrogen bonds).

Physical Properties

The chapter unravels how a molecule's structure - its size and shape, geometry, symmetry, carbon numbers, and functional groups can significantly affect its physical properties like melting point, boiling point, solubility, and density offering perspective on the correlation between molecular structure and observed properties.

Fundamentals of Organic Reactions

The chapter teaches how to express an organic reaction using arrows and interpret a reaction mechanism using curly (curved) arrows. Also covered in detail is the nature and reactivity of the participants - electrophiles (neutral and charged), nucleophiles (sigma, pie, lone pair, charge containing, ambident), and the leaving groups (good and bad). The identification, role, classification, and reactions in every category are discussed with plenty of examples.

Reactive Intermediates

The chapter extensively discusses the most common transient species and the reactive intermediates, seen in organic chemistry reactions- carbocation, carbanion, and free radicals (carbon-based). The intermediates' formation, nature, types, stability factors, fate, with reaction examples are also covered.