The Chemical History of a Candle

, , , on September 6, 2016

Absolutely beautiful and stunning series. Required viewing of all that breath.
Michael Faraday’s The Chemical History of a Candle retold by Bill Hammack.

Why is Organic Chemistry so Infamous?

, , on October 27, 2011

I was originally planning to have a separate blog addressing this question as I took the course, but the answer doesn’t warrant that much writing.
The reason organic chemistry is so infamous is because it requires a lot of upfront learning of its basic language before you can begin to do anything useful. That, and the professors are typically knowingly awful.
My recommendation is to find a good textbook and do practice problems until you are comfortable with what is going on. A general hint: follow the electrons!

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