organic chemistry

  1. williamsmateo

    How hard is my semester?

    Hello, I am a pre-dental student. I am entering my 3rd year and I am taking Ochem II, Genetics, and Analytical Chemistry. How hard is my semester going to be, ball park? I passed Ochem I with a C and struggle to understand the material.
  2. Alexd0223

    Add Physics?

    Hi, I am a sophomore Biochemistry major (pre-med, 3.85 GPA at 41 hours) and am working on my fall schedule. I am currently signed up for (with credits): Organic Chemistry 1 - 4 Precalculus - 4 American History - 3 World Music - 3 Biochemistry Research - 2 I also have a club, and tutor 6 hours...
  3. Alexd0223

    Schedule Too Much?

    Hi, I am a sophomore Biochemistry major (pre-med, 3.85 GPA at 41 hours) and am working on my fall schedule. I am currently signed up for (with credits): Organic Chemistry 1 - 4 Precalculus - 4 American History - 3 World Music - 3 Biochemistry Research - 2 I also have a club, and tutor 6 hours...
  4. Alexd0223

    How to Prepare for Organic Chemistry?

    I am a sophomore chemistry major, and am about to take organic chemistry. I have just recently finished gen chem 1 and 2 in the spring and summer semesters, and earned A's in both. From what I hear, Orgo is a completely different animal. I have just under a month before the class starts, and...
  5. S

    DAT in less than a month, just took my first full length on DATBooster

    So my DAT is in less than 4 weeks and I just took my first full length test on DATBooster. I was using DATBootcamp towards the beginning of my studies, but it expired and I decided to try out DATBooster. I'm honestly feeling defeated after my FL, as my scores really haven't improved in the last...
  6. S

    Admissions Requirement: Full Sequence vs One Year

    Hello, my university goes by the quarter system and the organic chemistry sequence only spans two quarters. I noticed that some medical schools require an entire year/the full sequence of organic chemistry and was just wondering if that meant I would need to take a third organic chemistry course...
  7. kachao123

    September 2020 DAT Breakdown (25 AA/ 24TS/ 23 PA)

    Background: I am a Bio major just now starting my Junior year. I didn't even know when I had to take the DAT so it was good doing some research online, and I kind of panicked when I realized you had to schedule it 2 months in advance. Also, a lot of breakdowns are scary talking about studying...
  8. shihfoodie

    Study Tips for Organic Chemistry

    Hello everyone, this is my first time posting in SDN. I have found some really helpful stuff on this website. I am currently a second-year student with a business management major and pre-med courses. As everyone knows, organic chemistry is one of the requirements for pre-med students. I...
  9. R

    This is my second time taking organic chemistry II and not doing too well should I drop it or stick it through?

    Just finished the 1st exam and felt like I did really bad. I studied but orgo has always been really confusing for me. I don't wanna fail again. So I can either "W" drop which will show on transcript or attempt to stick it through and by some miracle ace the next exams. The exams are mostly...
  10. I

    Take Honors Orgo to get in HMS

    My profile: Cornell Engineering (rising junior in Fall 2019) Current GPA: 3.956. sGPA: 3.888. I took the normal Gen CHEM 2080 and was planning to take the normal Orgo I (CHEM 3570) next semester. But now that I have included HMS in my goals, I wonder if I should take the honors Orgo I & II...
  11. DAT Destroyer

    Dr. Romano's Summer DAT(OAT) Intensive Camp and more!

    We have space left in Dr. Romano's Summer DAT Intensive. If interested email me for more details. We also offer private tutoring for the DAT, OAT, Orgo, General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Math and more. Our instruction for private tutoring is offered in class or online. Nancy...
  12. Hunter the Bean

    Taking Physics and Organic Chemistry Together?

    Hi everyone! I'm currently a 2nd year on the pre-med track, and I am in the midst of a dilemma. I am finishing up Biology 2 and General Chemistry 2 this semester and am planning on taking Organic Chemistry 1 next semester (Spring 2019). I want to have all my pre-requisites completed by Spring...
  13. F

    gen chem

  14. S

    Organic Chem ACS

    Hi, taking ochem 2 right now and contemplating buying the ACS study guide. My professor is not going to do much review for the exam, but has posted select problems from the chemistry GRE exam to prepare us for the exam. Is this adequate for studying, or should i just suck it up and purchase the...
  15. M

    What to memorize before Organic Chemistry begins

    I understand that when it comes to Organic Chemistry, logic is key above all else. But that's not to say there needs to be some memorizing here and there. In the final weeks before I start organic chemistry, what would be some good things to just have in my brain ready to regurgitate? I know...
  16. G

    MCAT Prep Help

    So I realize I have less than three months to prepare for the MCAT this fall, but I'm hoping that with hard work this summer I'm able to get a good score. I'm a Biology major, but it's been almost a year since I took a relevant biology course (I've been taking ecology and environmental the past...
  17. 2

    When to take DAT- Taking Organic This Year

    Hello, Im brand new to this website, so I apologize if I seem oblivious to things that might be obvious. Currently a junior at a small college in western New York, and will be taking Organic I in the fall and II in the spring. I'd like to take the DAT in late March, after I've been able to...
  18. RandomChance

    A few questions about Orgo, LoR's, and Authorship

    Hi all, 1.) In my undergrad I unfortunately got a C- in orgo 1 with lab, but received a A- in orgo 2 with lab the following semester. Would this orgo 2 with lab potentially fulfill the minimum "C" grade required in prerequisites for most MD schools? (I know every school is probably different...
  19. P

    Why is an acetal less reactive than an aldehyde?

    Why is an acetal less reactive than an aldehyde?
  20. G

    Pass/Fail Organic Chemistry

    Hello, I'm unsure whether I should change my Orgo I grading option to pass/fail and retake it next year. I got below the average score for my first midterm and after taking the second one...not feeling so great about it either. Would retaking the class and getting a higher grade be able to...
  21. D

    Help with scheduling and mcat

    Hello, I'm planning for my spring classes, but I'm in kind of a dilemma. This is my schedule for Spring 2019 semester before I take the mcat: Spring Semester Spanish organic lab physics II Biochemistry genetics Research I want to take a lighter load to study for the mcat (13 credits), but I...
  22. H

    Harvard summer school credits?

    If I take orgo in Harvard summer school can I send my grades to dental schools directly in the future? The problem is my university does not accept other universities credits during the summer if they are in the Boston area also. However, I do not want take orgo in my school during the summer...
  23. A

    E1 E2 Confusion?

    Hello everyone, Quick Q about the E1 vs E2 products, would appreciate some clarification! Do E1 and E2 products both use Zaitsev's rule to form the "most substituted" product? I am a bit confused, because I think that they do with the exception if a tertiary halide is attacked by a large...
  24. T

    Taking a Withdrawn in a Class After Medical Leave

    Hi there, I was hoping for some help making a decision. So sorry for the long post. So, I was a first semester sophomore in college after a freshman year of getting a 4.0. I was taking organic chemistry 1, and then had to leave quite quickly about 2 weeks before finals because of a medical...
  25. Kminht89

    TPR Organic Chem Passage

    Hi everyone, I would really appreciate it if someone can help me with this advance passage-based question (see attached file for passage): Compounds C & D are best described as: Diastereomers. Compound C has configuration R,R, while compound D has configuration S,R. They are different only at...
  26. L

    What is the fastest and most efficient way to study organic chem?

    I am feeling a bit discouraged with Organic Chem. Its been nearly 4 years since I've taken Orgo and I didn't do too great at it even back then. It is my worst science subject, probably because I only memorized things for short term gains. I watched Chad's videos but am still feeling a bit lost...
  27. R

    Organic Chemistry Lab Grade

    I took Organic Chemistry 1 this last semester (with the lab) and received a D in the lecture component and a C- in the lab. I am re-registered for the lecture, but am wondering if it is really necessary to re-take the lab. While I understand re-taking it and getting any grade above the C- would...
  28. F

    Other How Can I Make It ?

    Hello , I am a freshman year student and I want some advice First of all I am in love with my pharmacy school , really this is my first semester and I took organic chemistry inorganic chemistry , botany SO I wanted to ask you that after finishing final exams what should I do to collect more...
  29. SterlingMaloryArcher

    Does anyone have Organic Chem slides from last semester I could prestudy (if that's allowed)?

    Like posted in your blackboard as a powerpoint. I'd really appreciate it. Inbox me? Thanks. :)
  30. S

    Need Advice gpa (3.8) but 5 withdraws?

    I have a 3.8 gpa and I haven't gotten my mcat score back yet but I scored 512 plus on all my practice exams. I did really bad first semester sophomore year where I got a BC (basically a c+ since the a BC is 2.5) in organic chem and got B's in a couple of other classes. I got really scared since...
  31. D

    Pre-med requirements (OCHM)

    Hi! I am currently in OCHM 1 and I was curious to know if OCHM 2 is truly required for medical school. OCHM is not my speciality, and I just want to know if I really do need to take OCHM 2. I have looked at several different med school requirements and they all say 1 year of general chem, and 1...
  32. SterlingMaloryArcher

    Main/Most Helpful Organic Chemistry Concepts to pre-study?

    Could also be phrased: MCAT-Heavy Organic Chemistry Concepts. Thanks!
  33. N

    How high of a priority are labs in undergrad?

    Hello, everyone. I am currently taking Organic Chemistry Lec/Lab, Anatomy&Physiology Lec/Lab, and Cell Biology Lec/Lab. I am doing well in all of my lectures but I have been giving less time to prepping for all of my labs/studying for pre-lab quizzes since they are worth only 1 credit each and...
  34. G

    Need some help with motivation

    Hey guys. I'm a second year pre-med student right now and I'm struggling mentally. I had a decent first semester (3.75), but my second semester was absolutely terrible (3.1) due to some personal mental health issues. I was planning on knocking this semester out of the park in an attempt to make...
  35. R

    Difficulty of DAT after years out of college

    Hello all, I am about 3 years out of undergrad (read: especially concerned about being 6 years out of gen chem, 5 years out of orgo) where I majored in pre-vet. I'm currently obtaining my masters in marine biology, but I've recently started to feel that I won't be able to practice medicine the...
  36. odairfinnick

    How bad are my OChem grades?

    I'm an incoming junior who took OChem 1 last year and got a C, the first in what are otherwise all B science grades for me. Because of that, I decided to take OChem 2 over this summer so that I wouldn't be distracted by all my other classes. I just got my last grade before the final, and the...
  37. marcosma

    Assigning Absolute Stereochemistry

    Hello! So this is something that I've stumbled across a few times, and it seems like the ranking convention might change based on whatever review material I'm using. When assigning stereochemistry to a "complex" stereocenter where there are multiple heteroatoms, how does the AAMC want us to rank...
  38. prissy1818

    Continue taking second series ochem?

    I am in a weird situation. I have taken my ochem class at a community college but have heard many times that its looked down upon. I have graduated from a university with a BA in English and have already completed my Bio and Gen chem series and because of money situation decided to finish my...
  39. O-Block Uchiha

    Confusing MCAT Organic Chemistry Question

    So I'm taking a quest bank and one of the questions read: Which of the following reactions will produce butanone? The answer: 3-oxopentanoic acid + heat. Can someone please explain this reaction to me?! Thank you in advance.
  40. B

    DAT Destroyer "Organic Chemistry Odyssey" for sale GREAT DEAL

    Hey guys! I'm selling my "Organic Chemistry Odyssey" book by Dr. Jim Romano. I used it when I took the DAT last year and it really helped me on the organic chemistry section. The book is part of DAT Destroyer (which I also used) and it can really help you crush the Orgo section. The book's...