Search Results

Arrow Pushing

Core Concepts In this article, we will explore common forms of arrow pushing that are seen in organic chemistry, both intermolecular and intramolecular. We will

Read More »


Core Concepts This article gives an introduction to the epoxidation reaction. We will discuss its general concepts, reaction mechanism, and applications in organic chemistry. What

Read More »

Experiment Procedures

Experiment Procedures Nitrogen Triiodide Synthesis Overview Nitrogen Triiodide (NI3) is a brown-purple solid at room temperature that explodes when lightly perturbed. Nitrogen Triiodide is extremely…

Read More »

General Chemistry Worksheets

Unit 1: Matter and Measurement Test your knowledge on: Composition and States of MatterPure Substances, Atoms, and MoleculesPhysical and Chemical Changes in MatterUnits of Measurement

Read More »
Aldehyde and Ketone (Formaldehyde and Acetone)

What is Carbonyl Oxidation?

Core Concepts This article will cover key properties of the carbonyl group and what reactions this group participates in, particularly the oxidation reaction. From nucleophilic

Read More »

Epoxide Ring Opening

Core Concepts In this tutorial, you will learn about the mechanism, acid-base dependence, and reagents involved in the epoxide ring opening reaction. Topics Covered in

Read More »
beta oxidation complete graphic

Beta Oxidation of Fatty Acids

Core Concepts: Beta oxidation is a metabolic process that involves the breakdown of fatty acids to generate cellular energy. In this article, you will learn

Read More »

The Hardworking Element Hafnium

Introduction to Hafnium Identified in 1923 by Dirk Coster and George de Hevesy, hafnium is a lustrous, silver-grey transition metal. The name “hafnium” originated from

Read More »

The Ruthless Element Ruthenium

Introduction to Ruthenium The element ruthenium is a shiny, silver-gray, brittle metal that looks like platinum. Computer chips, jewelry, and electrodes all contain the element

Read More »
lactic acid fermentation

Lactic Acid Fermentation

Core Concepts In this article you will be able to understand the biochemical pathway that generates lactic acid and its importance in the food industry.

Read More »

The Techy Element Technetium

Introduction to Technetium The element Technetium is a silvery gray transition metal. It has the atomic number of 43 and has the atomic symbol Tc.

Read More »

Alkene Carbocation Stability

Core Concepts In this article, we will explore the stability of carbocations in alkenes via substitution and rearrangement, including stabilizing factors such as resonance. Topics

Read More »

Gilman Reagents

Core Concepts This article serves as a guide to Gilman reagents in organic chemistry. After reading this article, you will be able to understand and

Read More »
Diagrams showing how different types of inhibition affect reaction rate

Enzyme Inhibition

Core Concepts In this article, you will learn about competitive, noncompetitive, and uncompetitive enzyme inhibition, and the effect of each type of inhibitor on Km

Read More »

The Zippy Element Zirconium

Introduction to Zirconium Zirconium finds many applications as a heat- and corrosion-resistant element. Zirconium is derived from zircon (ZrSiO4) and baddeleyite (ZrO2), which are its

Read More »

Alkyne Synthesis

Core Concepts In this tutorial, you will learn about the reagents used and mechanisms involved in synthesizing alkynes. Related Articles Dehydrohalogenation The main method by

Read More »

What is Halogenation?

Core Concepts This article serves as a guide to what halogenation reactions are in organic chemistry and what makes them essential. After reading this article,

Read More »